fakehatecrimes.org

fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa



The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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184. Various alleged hate crime hoaxes, some of them proven. 2013-03-06 Oberlin OH

title
A recent history of hate-crime hoaxes

name
Conservative Intel

authors
David Freddoso

url
http://www.conservativeintel.com/2013/08/23/a-recent-history-of-hate-crime-hoaxes

summary
Two young men terrorized Oberlin campus with racist graffiti, flyers, and emails sent from a fake address using the name of the university’s president, at one point placing a flag with a swastika in a campus building. The incidents received national news coverage. Incredibly, once the hoaxers had been discovered, suspended, and removed from campus, university administrators concealed their knowledge that it had been a hoax, leaving other students (and Americans in general) to fear that their campus was a far more dangerous and hostile place than it actually was.

date read
2013-11-03

date published
2013-08-23


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