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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139. Alicia Hardin admitted to sending racial slurs to other black students, then admitted it was a fake,... 2005-04-01 Chicago IL

Alicia Hardin, Exposed

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A black student allegedly sent hate letters to other minority students at a Christian college. She said she did it because she wanted her mother to pull her from the college, although it's not because of racism. She then claimed the retraction was forced on her by the police.

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