How many times in the past few years has a hate crime been trumpeted by the press, and then subsequently proven to be a hoax. Shit loads! Or at least a hoax in the sense that it was against the group that was the apparent target of the crime. It was still a hate crime against the group that it was intended to blame.
Some stats: New Study: Middle Easterners 34 Times More Likely to Fake Hate Incidents
Most fake “hate crimes” are committed by members of the group targeted by such hoaxes, according to a new study. The most likely perpetrators are black or of Middle Eastern ancestry, an analysis of more than 100 such incidents from July 2015 to December 2017 found that “by far the largest number (44) fabricated acts of bias against blacks”:This was enough to get American Renaissance to be listed as a hate organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The next most common “victim” categories of fake bias crimes were Middle Easterners/Muslims (17), non-whites in general (13), and LGBT people (10). Sixty-four percent of the hoaxers are male.The study from American Renaissance was accompanied by an online database spreadsheet
In the FBI’s latest hate crimes report, blacks are overrepresented as offenders. They account for 26.1 percent of those cases in which the race of the perpetrator was known, meaning that they were 2.4 times more likely than non-blacks to commit hate crimes. . . .
In the case of hate-crime hoaxes, black overrepresentation is much greater. . . . [O]ver the last two-and-a-half years, on a per capita basis, blacks were 13.3 times more likely than whites to commit hate-crime hoaxes, and Middle Easterners were 34.7 times more likely.
For the most part, it is correct to assume that bias-crime hoaxes are committed by a member of the group that was falsely targeted: gays commit anti-gay hate hoaxes, and blacks commit anti-black hate hoaxes.
Of cases with whites perpetrators, only 3 of the 18 committed hoaxes in which whites, as a race, were the targets of fake hate; the rest meant to draw sympathy to LGBT people, other non-white groups, or women. A few “progressives,” for example, have drawn swastikas or written racial slurs in the hope of evoking sympathy for non-whites or to justify increased anti-racist activity.