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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570. Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employe... / Oumou Kanoute claimed she was targeted in July 2018 for 'eating while black' Kanoute was
571. Lone Whistleblower Takes On the Woke Racists at Smith College / Jodi Shaw’s resignation reveals how campus illiberalism can be beaten — and why it’s so difficult to overcome in the first place. / 2021-02-24
574. Two years after ‘eating while black’ incident debunked at Smith College, the nation learns the truth / A woman who complained she was racially profiled at Smith College was not telling the truth / 2021-02-25
575. Smith College and the racist incident that wasn’t / Oumou Kanoute, a black student, claimed that on 31 July 2018, while she was eating lunch in a dormitory lounge, she was harassed by college employees, then confronted by a campus security officer who s / 2021-03-04
576. Smith College Ruins Workers’ Lives Over Hoaxed Racism Accusations | The Narrative Survives Anyway / Matt Christiansen describes the Smith College fake hate incident, and several other recent incidents. He also analyzes the hate hoax framework: "The most frustrating part of our ongoing hate-crime h / 20
Type of hoax: suspected


Northampton Massachusetts

Smith College: investigated by law firm; "the investigators found no sufficient evidence of discrimination by anyone else involved, including the janitor who called campus police."