Wilfred Reilly is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Southern Illinois University and a law degree from the University of Illinois. Reilly's research focuses on empirical testing of political claims. Reilly's book Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War, was published in February 2019. For the book, Reilly assembled a data set of 409 hate crimes from the past five years, which purportedly have turned out to be hoaxes on the basis of reports in mainstream national or regional news sources.