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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235. Hate crime hoaxes present burdens, lessons for college campuses / “As an administrator, those are the kinds of things I’m really sensitive to – what are the students saying – because even if it’s not true, the perception is their reality,” said William L. Howard, ass / 2012-07-31
Type of hoax: suspected


St. Mary's City MD

The VP of academic services at St. Mary’s College of Maryland says it doesn't matter if a hate crime is a hoax, it's what the student perceives it to be that matters.