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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611. Surveillance shows vandals who wrote racial slur on cars at Providence College / Providence College has shared surveillance images showing a group of vandals that etched the N-word on some students' cars, including one that belongs to a Black basketball player. / 2021-11-08
Type of hoax: suspected


Providence Rhode Island

Video Surveillance shows the suspects who vandalized vehicles, writing hateful words on them, was in fact a person of color.