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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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 KATU 'Swastika' News / A collection of 'swastika' incidents from around the north west from 2009. Students tend to be divided between ones with a sick sense of humor and those with no sense of humor at all. Lewis and Clar / 2009-10-17
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

Lewis and Clark students published a magazine mocking the Holocaust, and there were a series of swastika daubings in the college and others nearby.