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 also recommended.

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Articles/programs Details
624. District Identifies Person Responsible For Racist Graffiti Found At McClatchy High / Student caught vandalizing water fountain with racist graphiti was black female student that was caught on video and made an admission. Distric back-tracked on zero tolleramce and activists suggest / 2022-02-17
625. Student admits to racist graffiti at Sacramento school: ‘A prank that went sideways’ / Activists demanded "accountability" when graffiti apparently ordering racial segregation was found by a water fountain at McClatchy High School in Sacramento, CA. Then a black student confessed to doin / 2022-02-18
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Sacramento California

Caught on video and admission by perp