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Definition of Scapegoating

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act of making a scapegoat of someone or something; act or process of placing blame on others; act or process of making another person the object of hostility
Scapegoating Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
blaming someone or something else to ease our frustration and/or anger (behaviour).
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Scapegoating Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Blaming, punishing, or stigmatizing a relatively powerless individual or group for wrongs that were not of their doing.
Scapegoating Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Scapegoating (from the verb "to ") is the practice of singling out any party for unmerited negative treatment or blame as a scapegoat. Scapegoating may be conducted by individuals against individuals (e.g. "Hattie Francis did it, not me!"), individuals against groups (e.g., "I failed because our school favors girls"), groups against individuals (e.g., "Jane was the reason our team didn't win"), and groups against groups (e.g., "Immigrants are taking all of the jobs").

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