fakehatecrimes.org

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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Post-election anti-Latino message at Elon U. turns out to be a hoax … by a Latino student / Anti-Latino graffiti at Elon University is big hoax, perpetrated by a student of the ethnicity the message targeted. / 2016-11-13
Type of hoax: suspected

2016-11-10

Elon NC

At Elon University, someone wrote “Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista” on a whiteboard. The administration made the usual noises about "inclusion, diversity and respect", then it turned out that it was Latino students who had written the hateful message "as a joke". “The message was written by a Latino student who was upset about the results of the election and wrote the message as a satirical commentary,” said Smith Jackson, vice president for Student Life.

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