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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  'Racist' Text Messages at Ottoson Fabricated: Police / A student at Ottoson Middle School sent himself/herself racist text messages and claimed to have been racially targeted. / 2016-07-06
Type of hoax: suspected


Arlington MA

A student at Ottoson Middle School falsely reported that he/she had received racist text messages according to the Arlington police and a school superintendent.