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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Articles/programs Details
225. N. Portland Masonic temple leader to leave up racist graffiti / Swastikas, racist language, death threats and illustrations of man in a noose were found on a Masonic temple. The majority of the temple members are black. / 2012-08-09
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

Black politicians sometimes try to make the most of 'racism', even exaggerating it on occasion. The history of a particularly clear example can be found on this blog: http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com