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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Articles/programs Details
334. Noose scare inspires Black Lives Matter gathering / Student newspaper records reaction to non-existent nooses. / 2015-09-24
335. No noose, but UD group proceeds to protest ‘unsatisfactory racial curriculum and general racist tone’ / There was nothing — repeat, nothing — racial attributed to the remnants of lanterns that were hanging in a tree at the University of Delaware this past week. An immediate social media firestorm had
336. Hasty outrage: U. of Delaware, media go nuts over ‘nooses’ … turns out they’re parts of leftover decorations / The objects weren’t nooses; after an investigation, they were determined to be “remnants of paper lanterns” leftover from a previous event. "But despite the ongoing investigation at the time —
Type of hoax: suspected


Newark DE

No noose is good noose