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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 'A Hundred Little Hitlers' / The murder of Mulugeta Seraw by neo-Nazi skinheads in Portland in 1988 is almost universally regarded as a prime example of a hate crime. Elinor Langer's book "A Hundred Little Hitlers" has a slightly / 2003-10-22
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Portland OR

The murder of Mulugeta Seraw wasn't a hoax, but neither was it a premeditated lynching.