verb (used with object)
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The sociological phenomenon at play here exhibits all the historical tendencies of “scapegoating.”
“When people see injustice or prejudice or scapegoating or bullying, they have to intervene,” she says.At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues|Sandra McElwaine|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 2009, Berlet authored a report titled, "Toxic to Democracy: Conspiracy Theories, Demonization and Scapegoating."
“One thing they thrive on in Washington is scapegoating,” he said.
As with most scapegoating, it tended to be the most defenseless who were ultimately persecuted.
British Dictionary definitions for scapegoating
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Culture definitions for scapegoating
A person or group that is made to bear blame for others. According to the Old Testament, on the Day of Atonement, a priest would confess all the sins of the Israelites over the head of a goat and then drive it into the wilderness, symbolically bearing their sins away.