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Publisher's Summary

If you believe the news, today's America is plagued by an epidemic of violent hate crimes.

But is that really true?

In Hate Crime Hoax, professor Wilfred Reilly examines over 100 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.

©2019 Wilfred Reilly (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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very well read and timely book

in the wake of the Jussie Smollett case, this very is extremely relevant and timely. it's read very well and very informative and entertaining. I highly recommend it

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Balanced perspective on hate crime hoaxes!

Author Wilfred Reilly is a young black college professor with both PhD and JD degrees. The large majority of social scientists are strong political leftists while Professor Reilly is center-right (much like Jordan Peterson). In Hate Crime Hoax he discusses 409 such hoaxes during a recent five year period. This is an important book that everyone should read or listen to. Narration is excellent.

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Outstanding

I don't write many reviews but this is a spot-on outstanding book well done sir

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Great information!

I heard about this book on a radio station I listen to. The author Mr. Reilly came on a couple of times to talk about this subject and others. Just a wealth of information. My father is a great believer in all of these fake race hate hoax’s. I will be buying him a hard cover and sending it to him. Thank you!

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Food For Thought, But...

Sometimes the author relies on low quality sources. I Fact checked some details which author either got the information wrong, or cherry picked facts from possibly questionable sources to confirm his premise. The upshot is it’s food for thought to challenge preconceived notions, but probably undermines itself by being as highly slanted as it is.

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Disturbing

I am half way through the book and I am appreciating the well documented and referenced work by the author. I would like to see a PDF with references for quickly searching them. The gullibility and manipulation of people is "disturbing". Unfortunately, there is a major bias in most reporting and articles. Sometimes it is subtle and occasionally overt and intentional. In medical articles they now have an assessment of bias, in the better peer reviewed journals. Something similar should occur in the news media. We have blurred the lines between news and entertainment/opinion.

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A very timely topic

Scholarly and well documented. This not going to be well received on campus. Reading this you’ll see that Jussie Smollett isn’t even near the first hoaxer. Read this and give it to some friends. Let’s get sane before the hoaxers cause more racial unrest.

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Interesting in Many Ways

Most immediately, it's good to get and see research into this. Riley treats his subject fairly and thoroughly with a good sense of humor. Further, the reader's delivery is so different from Riley's way of speaking, and hia accent is so educated and proper, that hearing him use the occasional, necessary profanity actually makes it funnier than if I had simply read it.

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One of the most eye opening books I listened to in quite some time!

One of the most eye opening books I listened to in quite some time! Matter of fact, when my first “read” was complete, I replayed it again to its conclusion!

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the truth behind the stories

as Paul Harvey has said" Now, the rest of the story" pretty eye opening how the left keeps everything under wraps and out of the news, I wish more people would read or listen and open their eyes to this.

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Fascinating insights into a very weird problem

Really enjoyed this book, even though it's a times repetitive. It details a really interesting phenomenon of people of all races or religions making fake accusations of hate crimes. Some of the stories are truly bonkers. The reader is brilliant.