fakehatecrimes.org

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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 'Poster boy for white hatred' sues Michigan Tech for scapegoating him / Matthew Schultz, a student, wrote “Gonna shoot all black people…….. A smile tomorrow.” Another student allegedly sent a screenshot the post on YikYak to the police, but altered so it only showed the fi / 2016-09-09
Type of hoax: suspected

2015-11-01

Houghton MI

According to a lawsuit filed against Michigan Tech, the university wrongfully expelled a student after accusing him of making a racial threat on Yik Yak. Matthew Schultz, a former student at Michigan Tech, claims that the university misled students and media about his Yik Yak post in order to prove that they were taking racism seriously.

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