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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519. “He never taught here”: ice rink disputes claim of racism by hockey coach / A Muslim hockey coach’s story about being the victim of a parent’s hateful text message is falling apart upon scrutiny and the revelation he made a similar allegation in 2017. / 2019-10-18
Type of hoax: suspected


Toronto ON

Canadian hockey coach claimed to be victim of racial discrimination in schools where he taught, but the schools say they've never heard of him.