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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 Paper claims "Nazi graffiti stains once idyllic Reed" / There were a series of swastika-painting incidents in Oregon colleges during 2010. One of them occurred 'just 3 days after a panel of Holocaust survivors spoke at Reed college'. / 2010-03-15
 Police investigate swastika vandalism at University of Oregon in Eugene / A swastika was painted on the carpet in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Alliance in the middle of the night at the University of Oregon. A controversial discussion group called "Pacifica Forum / 2010-02-01
Type of hoax: suspected


Portland OR

Maybe Nazis enter colleges and paint swastikas on walls. Maybe not. There were several such incidents in Oregon colleges during 2010.