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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356. Pro-Trump message investigated as hate crime / At Edgewood College in Wisconsin, administrators are investigating a message telling the losers in the recent presidential election to "suck it up, pussies" as a hate crime. It's actually protected / 2016-11-27
357. Student’s Reaction to Trump Win: ‘Suck It Up, Pussies.’ Police Are Investigating This Hate Crime. / Conservative students wrote "suck it up, pussies" regarding the election of Donald Trump on a post-it strip. The administration called this a hate crime: "A group of cross-functional college staff r / 20
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Madison WI

Students had been invited to express their feelings about the election by writing them on Post-it notes and placing them on a designated table. Some pro-Trump students wrote "suck it up, pussies". The Post-it-note in question appeared in the window of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion.