23rd April 2024

Reply To: Prejudice and Discrimination

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Yes, I am familiar with the term of „scapegoating”. I believe it refers to blaming another person or group of people for something awful that has happened or that somebody else has done. People tend to do that when they want to move the responsibility for what happened from themselves and it can also serve as psychological relief. A scapegoat is a person or a group who becomes a target for blame. It could be a child, employee, ethnic/religious group or even government, corporation.