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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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  Report: Columbia U. noose professor sanctioned for fraud / An African American professor at Columbia University found a noose at her office. Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin argues that this may well be a hoax, and lists various dubious things about the /
 Fertile ground for fake hate / "Faked hate crimes are an abhorrently common phenomenon on modern college campuses, where race-consciousness reigns in such a poisonous way that it would make integrationists weep" argues conservative / 2008-04-01
Type of hoax: suspected


New York NY

When an African American prof in a prestigious university in New York finds a noose at her office, it is reasonable to doubt that the Upper West Side branch of the Ku Klux Klan were responsible.