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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304. Jersey City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself, school official says / "We have NEVER and will NEVER have an (n-word) to lead our school," was one of the messages allegedly sent by a black school student to himself. A school official in a Jersey City high school said t
Type of hoax: suspected


Jersey City NJ

A school official in a Jersey City high school said a 16-year old black kid sent racist texts to himself urging him not to run for student government president. He added the hoax is over and the 16-year-old no longer attends the school. No name was released because he is a minor.