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