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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408. Smith College: investigated by law firm; "the investigators found no sufficient evidence of discrimi... 2018-07-31 Northampton Massachusetts

Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employee resigned over

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Oumou Kanoute claimed she was targeted in July 2018 for 'eating while black' Kanoute was a student at the $80,000-a-year all women Smith College She went into an empty cafeteria which was reserved for a summer school Kanoute was seen by a janitor who reported someone in the closed canteen He called security, as he was told to, and another janitor arrived to speak to her That night Kanoute said on Facebook that she was made unwelcome at school She said the cafe worker was racist for informing her the room was closed In October 2018 independent investigators cleared all those involved The cafe worker, who suffers from lupus, was hospitalized with stress A janitor who was not present during the incident was forced from his job One employee resigned Friday, citing a 'racially hostile environment'

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