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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470. Waiter who got customer barred for ‘we don’t tip terrorist’ message ‘fabricated the entire story’ / 2018-07-24
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Odessa TX

Half white/half black steakhouse server wrote "we don't tip terrorists" on a receipt. Blamed patrons. Got donations. Deleted FB.