But is that really true?
In Hoax, Professor Wilfred Reilly examines over one hundred widely publicized incidents of so-called hate crimes that never actually happened. With a critical eye and attention to detail, Reilly debunks these fabricated incidents—many of them alleged to have happened on college campuses—and explores why so many Americans are driven to fake hate crimes. We're not experiencing an epidemic of hate crimes, Reilly concludes—but we might be experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of hate crime hoaxes.
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About the Author
Wilfred Reilly is a tenure-track Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. His interests include International Relations, contemporary American race relations, and the use of modern quantitative/empirical methods to test "sacred cow" theories. He is the author of The $50,000,000 Question: An Engagingly Empirical Examination of the Relationship between "Privilege" and Pride.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Lancing a Boil 1
Chapter 2 A Conflict of Visions: The "Continuing Oppression" Narrative versus Reality 19
Chapter 3 Big Fake on Campus: Fake Hate Crimes in American Academia 55
Chapter 4 The Klan Springs Eternal! Hoax Hate Group Attacks and the Real Crimes They Cover Up 99
Chapter 5 The Trump Hate Crimes: Donald Trump's Election and the Resulting Wave of Hoaxes 131
Chapter 6 Fake Religious, Anti-LGBT, and Gender Bias Incidents 161
Chapter 7 Throwing Fuel on the Fire: Media Complicity with Hate Crime Hoaxes 193
Chapter 8 White Hot: Caucasian Hate Hoaxers 217
Chapter 9 Solution Sets: How to Deal with the Epidemic of Hoax Hate Crimes 247