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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368. School’s ‘Social Justice League’ goes bonkers over MAGA post / The Social Justlce League claims writing "Make America Great Again" is part of a campaign against "people of color" which includes the n-word, a woman being called "an angry black bitch", a white femal / 2016-12-06
Type of hoax: suspected


Burlington VT

The Social Justice League at Saint Michael's College in Vermont found "Make America Great Again" written on a whiteboard outside its office. It's not a hoax, but has led to a reaction calling it a hate crime - the "hoax" is in the reaction, not the act, although the hoaxers don't realise they are faking it. The League claims on Facebook “The intent behind this act is very clear. It is not just an act of free speech, it is targeted hate” because it is Donald Trump's election slogan.