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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408. Smith College: investigated by law firm; "the investigators found no sufficient evidence of discrimi... 2018-07-31 Northampton Massachusetts

Smith College and the racist incident that wasn’t

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Matthew Stewart


Oumou Kanoute, a black student, claimed that on 31 July 2018, while she was eating lunch in a dormitory lounge, she was harassed by college employees, then confronted by a campus security officer who she speculated could have been armed. The American Civil Liberties Union publicised her cause, validating her claim that she was victimised for nothing more than ‘eating lunch while black’. Video revealed this is not true, but Smith College has still engaged in an upsurge of anti-racism against white employees.

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