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 also recommended.

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360. An Ohio jury has ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million to a bakery which said it was libeled an... 2016-11-01 Oberlin OH

Ohio bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profiling


Holly Yan and Hollie Silverman


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 students were arrested for trying to 'illegally obtain wine'. The bakery had them arrested. The students claimed racial profiling, and staff and students at the college believed them, and tried to drive the bakery out of business by distributing libellous flyers. It turns out the students were guilty, the bakery is innocent, and it's having to pay $11 million.

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