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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226. Student claims further anti-Semitism at UO / Campus officials said someone posted a note with an anti-Semitic message on a student's locker. The note was found Thursday morning in its School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and University of Oreg / 2010-02-06
Type of hoax: suspected


Eugene OR

At the time of a campaign to rid the University of Oregon of a group which hosted holocaust deniers, there was a swastika painted on the gay/lesbian center carpet. There was also a report of an anti-Semitic message on a student's locker.