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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546. CONFIRMED: Vandal behind racist graffiti at Salisbury University … is black / Salisbury University experienced massive racial unrest after a series of racist graffiti was discovered on campus over the course of the 2019-20 school year. The public, Maryland-based university ca / 2020-06-11
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Wicomico MD

The suspect is black, and has admitted to graffiti against black people