In reality, hate crimes in America haven’t increased since the 2016 election.
Will Reilly, a Kentucky State University associate professor, finds that most high-profile hate crimes over the past few years have turned out to be hoaxes.
Will Reilly has studied 409 reported hate crimes over the past five years that received media attention. “In major cases, almost all of them have been hoaxes…The number of hate crime hoaxes actually exceeds the number of convictions.”