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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562. OSU students furious after university reports Black-on-White 'hate crime' / Student Solidarity at Ohio State University clarified that this assault, combined with a racial slur, could not be a 'hate crime' - "OSU sent out an email on Friday confirming that the alleged victims / 2020-09-27
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Columbus OH

Two black men are in custody after allegedly committing a hate crime against students at Ohio State University. After two days, the university revealed that the alleged victims are white. This cannot be a hate crime, since black people cannot be racist toward white people.