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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274. Man falsely accused of writing ‘N*****’ on receipt at Red Lobster Sues For A Million Dollars / A customer of Red Lobster was accused of writing the n-word on a receipt. He denies it, and is suing for $1 million. / 2014-05-23
Type of hoax: suspected


Williamson TN

After hearing that Mr Barnes denied writing the n-word on his check, Miss Jenkins said that she believes him wholeheartedly. She says she posted the check on her Facebook to make a statement about racism, not draw attention to herself.