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.

Report 54.

Articles/programs Details
76. Durham in Wonderland - the Duke Lacrosse 'rape' case / This blog by KC Johnson, together with the book he co-wrote, 'Until Proven Innocent', covers the Duke lacrosse false rape allegations comprehensively. http://www.amazon.com/Until-Proven-Innocent-Co / 2012-12-05
167. Duke's reign of terror / A devastating critique of the campaign of hate directed against three innocent white students accused of rape by the national press, the local left, and the university administration. "Jacobin-like / 2007-11-01
Type of hoax: suspected


Durham NC

A black woman, Crystal Magnum, claimed to have been raped by several lacrosse players at a frat party. Normally, rape is not a hate crime, but the DA of the district said this was. He was subsequently disbarred, and the defendants declared innocent.