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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495. Illinois State University interviewed 47 people and reviewed footage from various cameras and could ... 2023-12-11 Normal Illinois

Illinois State can’t ‘verify the use of a racial slur’ by fan

The College Fix

Matt Lamb


A black basketball player, and subsequently his coach, claimed a basketball fan at Illinois State University hurled a racial slur at him during a game. However, an exhaustive investigation, including interviews with 47 individuals who were nearby the place of the alleged incident, could not "verify" the use of a slur. Norfolk State University also declined to participate in the investigation.

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