In the NYT column referenced by Steve Sailer below,Professional Black columnist Charles Blow scoffs at the idea that a hate hoax might inspire riots:
None of this is of any real consequence beyond the local authorities and Smollett himself. And yet, more than two whole months after the precipitating event, people are still trying to make Smollett the embodiment of race problems in America. The dimwits at “Fox & Friends” went so far as to say the case, if it had been true, had the potential to ignite “race riots in major cities across this country.”
Who Should Be Embarrassed? by Charles M. Blow, March 31, 2019
He didn't provide a link in the NYT column, but I Googled it and found this:
Fox & Friends’ Fearmonger: Jussie Smollett Could Have Caused ‘Race Riots’, by Pilar Melendez, Daily Beast, February 21, 2019
Hours after Chicago police announced charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly filing a fake hate-crime report, the hosts of Fox & Friends spent the morning repeatedly fretting to their viewers that he could have caused “race riots.”
“Remember the potential—if this had been true—of maybe even race riots in major cities across this country,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said on Thursday morning to radio host William Kelly, who agreed with the assumption that riots would have ensued (and later lamented that Chicago is not, in fact, “MAGA Country”).
Kilmeade focused on the “ramifications” of Smollett’s initial allegations, implying that his actions could have sparked others to start a race riot.
“This easily could have been a race riot,” he exclaimed. “There’s people who are already on the edge when the wake up in the morning, all they need is something to set them off.”
Throughout the program, the hosts did not provide any evidence of potential riots after Smollett initially reported the non-existent assault. [More]
Well, you don't have to find evidence of potential riots, but blacks have often rioted over hate hoaxes. That's what the Ferguson Riots were about, the whole "Hands up, don't shoot!" thing turned out to be a lie in the first place.
No, they aren't.
And how did Blow feel about the Ferguson and Baltimore riots? He supported and encouraged them.