24th June 2024

Reply To: Prejudice and Discrimination

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Scapegoating is an interesting source of prejudice. It’s when you blame a person or a group for something that is not their fault. The practise can be conducted by an individuals against individuals (“It’s your falt, that the window is broken”), individuals against groups (“I am unemployed, because the foreigners took all the jobs”), groups against individuals (“Kate is the reason why our project failed”) and groups against groups (Nazis and Jews). It’s often caused by idividuals/groups projecting unwanted thoughts and feelings onto the scapegoat.