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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607. ECU Theta Chi member speaks out about racist social media post / After a two-month investigation, Greenville Police arrested a young black man, James Edwards IV, 19, on a charge of cyberstalking. He’s a member of ECU’s Pi Lambda Phi chapter. ECU Theta Chi Chapter / 2021-10-05
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Greenville North Carolina

A 19-year-old black student at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, was arrested after allegedly posting a fake racist fraternity party invite, which read, “No blacks.” The arrest comes after another student was accused of posting the invite — an accusation the student said resulted in him receiving death threats.