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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68. Albert A Dawson, a 28 year old black man, was charged with 'ethnic intimidation' for setting fire to... 1984-02-01 Bensalem PA

Cross Burning Suspect is Black

Crying Wolf

Laird Wilcox


"It's the fact that he's black brings a totally different dimension to the thing" said one of the victims of the cross burnings.

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