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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449. Eastern Michigan racist graffiti suspect arraigned / Eddie Curlin, a black man, spray painted racist graffiti messages including “Leave N******” & “KKK” on Eastern Michigan University’s campus. / 2017-10-23
450. Eastern Michigan U. racist graffiti: Ex-student charged, did it for 'self-serving' reasons / Nothing to do with politics. Nothing to see here, move along. / 2017-10-23
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Ypsilanti MI

Eddie Curlin, a black man, was charged after spray painting racist graffiti targeting blacks at Eastern Michigan University.