fakehatecrimes.org

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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459. Caught on video and admission by perp 2022-02-09 Sacramento California

title
Student admits to racist graffiti at Sacramento school: ‘A prank that went sideways’

name
Sacramento Bee

authors
Rosalia Ahumada and Nathaniel Levine

url
https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article258524378.html

summary
Activists demanded "accountability" when graffiti apparently ordering racial segregation was found by a water fountain at McClatchy High School in Sacramento, CA. Then a black student confessed to doing it. The tone changed: “It was a prank that went sideways is my characterization of what the young woman said in her confession,” Mark Harris, a "community liaison" said while standing alongside Black community leaders. “It should be a moment for our community to come together and make sure this doesn’t destroy this person’s life.” “We also will remain focused on supporting the healing of students and staff who have been impacted by this troubling act of vandalism” said Superintendent Jorge Aguilar.

date read
2022-02-22

date published
2022-02-18


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