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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565. Hoax? Black activist, ASU give conflicting answers on racist graffiti investigation / Black student activists at Arizona State University said an investigation into racist graffiti has been resolved, but won’t share any further details. “Yes, the matter has been resolved,” Aniyah Bra / 2020-12-07
Type of hoax: suspected


Phoenix AZ

A black student found the “N-word” written outside the Grammage Auditorium and posted the video on Twitter. The Black African Coalition say the matter is now "resolved", without saying if the perpetrator has been caught, or if it is a hoax. The university says the investigation is still on.