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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459. Student admits to writing racist message in high school bathroom / CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Officials at Parkway Central High School said a student has confessed to writing a racial slur and the phrase ‘White Lives Matter’ on a mirror inside a campus bathroom. In an ema / 2017-11-21
460. 'Non-white' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say / Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield MO is disciplining a non-white student for writing racist messages against non-white people. / 2017-11-22
Type of hoax: suspected


Chesterfield MO

“This is very much a white person issue that we need to tackle as white people and speak up against,” parent Alexandria Lane-Detwiler said. But it turned out the person who wrote the white supremacist messages isn't white.