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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499. Ohio bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profiling / Oberlin College is a major source of hate hoaxes. Go to http://fakehatecrimes.org/search and enter 'Oberlin'. The culture which encourages these fake crimes is illustrated by this article. Three black
522. O Oberlin, My Oberlin / The story of how the Oberlin college authorities persecuted a bakery because some black students falsely accused it of racial discrimination, and how the bakery was awarded $33 million in compensation / 2019-08-01
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Oberlin OH

An Ohio jury has ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million to a bakery which said it was libeled and wrongfully accused of racially profiling students.