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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400. Lawyer: Racist note on Loudoun Co. restaurant bill is fake / The lawyer who represents the customers who allegedly left a racist note on Loudoun Co. restaurant bill says the story is fake. The local NAACP is standing behind the waitress, but also said it's s / 2017-02-24
401. UPDATE: Diner at Ashburn Anita’s stiffs server, leaves a racist message / Without saying "alleged", the article claims a diner at Ashburn restaurant left no tip, but instead a racist message written on the receipt. It says there are "skeptics on social media". / 2017-01-11
Type of hoax: suspected


Ashburn VA

There are two sides to the story. The waitress says customers left a racist note, the customers say they didn't.