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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Articles/programs Details
166. Join the Battle Against Hate / University of California at San Diego 2010 – Join The Battle Against Hate – http://battlehate.ucsd.edu / 2010-02-01
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


San Diego CA

A noose and a white hood were hung up in the library at the University of California at San Diego. A minority woman admitted doing it. The campaign against racism on campus carried on regardless.