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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604. Why did this happen? Parkway Central parents learn more about racist graffiti / Racist messages painted on Parkway Central HS property were painted by black student. / 2021-09-28
605. Racist graffiti that led to walkouts was made by nonwhite student, Missouri school district says / There was a student walkout at a Missouri school over racist graffiti. However, the culprit behind the graffiti was a nonwhite student, according to a letter sent to parents, Supt. Keith Marty anno / 202
Type of hoax: suspected


Saint Louis MO

The Parkway School District confirmed to FOX2 the student involved was black. It announced racial slurs were found in bathrooms at Parkway North High School in addition to Central High School. The district is working with the police to investigate the incidents.