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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students / Kayla McKelvey, a former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students at Kean University last fall / 2016-04-19
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Elizabeth NJ

Kayla McKelvey pleaded guilty to sending threats to other black students to inspire them to attend an anti-racism rally.