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.

Report 202.

Articles/programs Details
278. An Ugly Reminder... / Civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal 'found' a noose hanging at her home. / 2010-06-21
279. Just Two Months Ago, Rachel Dolezal Did An Interview About Passing For Another Race / Various articles about white privilege by Rachel Dolezal / 2015-06-12
280. Black like me? - Civil rights activist's ethnicity questioned / One of the first articles to 'out' Rachel Dolezal as white. Since then, it's turned into one of the biggest topics whirling around the internet. She claimed to be of half-black parentage, and rose up t / 2015-06-11
Type of hoax: suspected


Coeur d’Alene ID

The article in the Boise Weekly says "Rachel Dolezal, who is black, says she’s been a target of a series of hate-based vandalism at her homes in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane, Wash." But it turns out she isn't black, so her other claims should be questioned too.