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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649. School suspends black students for anti-black racism: 'This is the third time we’ve had perpetrators of a racially motivated incident identified as African-Americans' / "two black students [circulated] fake money... for buying fried chicken and alcohol and contained the N-word as well as a derogatory imag
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


Sacramento CA

Not criminal per se, but two black youths circulated racist fake currency at their high school