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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596. There was no ‘outburst’ of racism after the Euro final / We now know that just 34 racist messages were sent by people in the UK. A mural to a black player in Manchester was defaced with vile graffiti. It wasn't racist, but much of the media made out it wa / 2021-08-05
Type of hoax: not a hoax


London UK

After the Euros final at Wembley, some black footballers received messages from racists. It became a media firestorm. But out of the messages, only 34 of them came from inside the UK. And they were overwhelmed by positive messages for the entire team.