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 also recommended.

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457. Illinois law enforcement announced Friday that Kaliyeha Clark-Mabins, a black female college student... 2022-01-23 Madison WI

Hoax alert: Black Illinois student criminally charged for racist notes

The College Fix

Jonathan Draeger


The investigation cleared two white students falsely accused of involvement. Black activists had called for their expulsion for writing racist notes. But police say a black student was to blame. “SIUE Police received [on January 23] a report of a hate crime involving the posting of hand-written notes on the door of a room in Woodland Residence Hall, along with an alleged anonymous text message thread from fall 2021 containing threatening and racially hostile content,” campus Director of Media Relations Megan Wieser said.

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