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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Did Covid Really Provoke an Anti-Asian Hate Epidemic in Canada? https://areomagazine.com/2022/01/19/did-covid-reall... online article 2022-01-19
Hate crime hoaxes of 2021: Black student fakes vandalism but she’s not the only liar https://www.thecollegefix.com/year-in-review-black-... online article 2021-12-22
HOAX ALERT: Hate crime against Muslim high school student did NOT happen https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-alert-hate-crime... online article 2021-12-20
HATE HOAX: Police say no hate crime in viral high school hijab incident https://thepostmillennial.com/hate-hoax-police-say-... online article 2021-12-20
Jussie Smollett found guilty of faking hate crime against himself https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/09/jus... online article 2021-12-10
Jussie Smollett Found Guilty in Hate Crime Hoax Trial https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/12/09/... online article 2021-12-09
Surveillance shows vandals who wrote racial slur on cars at Providence College https://turnto10.com/news/local/surveillance-shows-... online article 2021-11-08
Pittsford CSD finds claims of racist taunts at soccer games were unfounded https://www.whec.com/rochester-new-york-news/pittsf... online article 2021-10-06
Hoax likely: No video evidence, victim report for alleged LGBT hate crime at University of Maine https://www.thecollegefix.com/hoax-likely-no-video-... online article 2021-10-12
Black woman is charged with posing as Ku Klux Klan member and posting notes to seven African-American neighbors threatening to burn down their homes and kill their children https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10054549/a... online article 2021-10-03
ECU Theta Chi member speaks out about racist social media post https://www.witn.com/2021/10/06/ecu-theta-chi-membe... online article 2021-10-05
Black woman in Douglasville accused of pretending to be white man, threatening neighbors https://www.cbs46.com/news/black-woman-in-douglasvi... online article 2021-09-30
Racist graffiti that led to walkouts was made by nonwhite student, Missouri school district says https://www.yahoo.com/news/racist-graffiti-led-walk... online article 2021-09-29
Why did this happen? Parkway Central parents learn more about racist graffiti https://fox2now.com/news/why-did-this-happen-parkwa... online article 2021-09-28
HATE HOAX: Black employee arrested over racist graffiti on Emory University building https://thepostmillennial.com/hate-hoax-black-emplo... online article 2021-09-27
School official says student’s hair-cut allegation untrue https://apnews.com/article/native-americans-oklahom... online article 2021-09-06
Black man arrested for ‘N-word’ graffiti, swastikas at Emory University https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-man-arrested-fo... online article 2021-09-24
Rush to Judgment: An autopsy of a racial power grab in Coronado https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rush-to-judgement-a... online article 2021-09-19
State Investigation: Muzzle sent to ex-state vaccination expert bought with Fiscus’ credit card https://www.wsmv.com/news/tennessee/state-investiga... online article 2021-08-16
There was no ‘outburst’ of racism after the Euro final https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/05/there-was-... online article 2021-08-05
Rockies' Investigation Reveals Fan Didn't Use Racial Slur, Was Shouting at Mascot https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10009987-rockie... online article 2021-08-09
HATE HOAX?: Rep. Cori Bush Posts ‘White Supremacist’ Hate Message It Appears She Wrote Herself https://nationalfile.com/hate-hoax-rep-cori-bush-po... online article 2021-07-23
Can hate crime data be easily manipulated? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVjr_b3WLE online article 2021-07-16
Black student who set fire to her dorm in hate-crime hoax awaits court hearing https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-student-who-set... online article 2021-06-14
Hate-crime hoax: Black student likely egged her own door, police say https://www.thecollegefix.com/hate-crime-hoax-black... online article 2021-06-11
Crane cable at CCSU perceived as noose; university says it's not but will remove it https://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/crane-cabl... online article 2021-05-29
Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut shut down again after eighth noose found https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/amazon-warehouse-... online article 2021-05-27
8th noose found at Amazon site despite additional security https://www.aol.com/news/8th-noose-found-amazon-des... online article 2021-05-27
No perpetrator found for noose discovered on Stieff Silver site https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2021/05/no-pe... online article 2021-05-07
Vandals captured on security camera at Spring Lake auto shop https://www.wral.com/vandals-captured-on-security-c... tv program 2021-05-25

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