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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207. Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list / "What better way to celebrate Black History Month than with yet another hoax intended to create an illusion that blacks are put upon by racists?" comments tactful, hypersensitive blogger 'Moon Battery' / 2012-02-03
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Racine WI

A black student at the University of Wisconsin Parkside created racist flyers threatening other black students, by name.