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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Articles/programs Details
288. ’White Only’ and ’Black Only’ / Someone posted signs reading “White Only” or “Black Only” at the entrance to bathrooms and above drinking fountains around campus. The Black Student Union called a meeting to discuss the incident. / 2015-09-23
289. Letter to the editor: UB student sends statement to The Spectrum about 'White Only' and 'Black Only' signs / Ashley Powell explains why she put up apartheid signs in a Buffalo college / 2015-09-17
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Buffalo NY

The alleged victim admitted she did it