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 recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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148. At Emory University a black student claimed to be on the receiving end of racist death threats. Poli... 1990-04-01 Atlanta GA

Woman's Claim Of Racial Crime Is Called a Hoax

New York Times

Peter Applebome


Local prosecutors reviewing the case of the student, Sabrina Collins, who received national attention after she had reported receiving racially motivated hate mail and death threats in recent months, said the overwhelming weight of the evidence suggested that she had staged the episode herself.

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