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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273. College Student Caught In Another Hate Crime Hoax / Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University near Detroit in Michigan. It appears to be a hoax, inflicted by the student who lived in the room and owned the whitebo / 2014-03-23
Type of hoax: suspected


Allendale MI

Statement from Grand Valley Police Department Chief Renee Freeman: "The Grand Valley State University Police Department has concluded a thorough investigation ... the student has been referred to the Dean of Students for a student code violation..."