A scapegoat

Ancient examples of scapegoating

In real or daily life the scapegoating event occurs through deception and the creation of a trap, as explained in the text pictures below the two first video’s – Het gebeuren zondebok ontstaat door misleiding en het creëren van een valstrik.

A person who is blamed for something that someone else has done:

The captain was made a scapegoat for the team’s failure.

Cambridge Dictionary

A scapegoat is someone who is unfairly blamed or punished for the mistakes of others, usually because people are very angry and want to see someone blamed or punished.

A scapegoat is a person or group that is blamed and punished for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or problems of others. Here are some key points about scapegoating:

  1. Scapegoating is a form of social and psychological behavior that has been present in human societies for centuries.

  2. Scapegoating can occur at various levels, from interpersonal relationships to large groups and societies.

  3. The scapegoat is often chosen because they are seen as different, vulnerable, or powerless, and therefore an easy target for blame.

  4. Scapegoating can have serious negative effects on the individual or group being targeted, including isolation, shame, and loss of social status.

  5. Scapegoating can also have negative effects on the larger community, as it can lead to increased polarization, conflict, and even violence.

  6. Scapegoating can be motivated by various factors, such as fear, envy, or a desire to maintain power and control.

  7. Overcoming scapegoating requires recognizing and addressing the underlying causes of the behavior, such as prejudice, ignorance, or systemic inequalities.

  8. Empathy, compassion, and understanding can help counteract the tendency to scapegoat and promote more constructive and inclusive social relationships.

1 Woman awarded $100,000+ for false arrest at H&M

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Gepubliceerd op 3 jun. 2014

A 59-year-old grandmother was awarded more than $100,000 after a jury found her falsely arrested for shoplifting at a local H&M store.

2 Exoneree Joe D’Ambrosio Talks Ohio Death Penalty Reform

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6 feb. 2015

At an OTSE Voices Of Experience event: Ohio Death Row Exoneree asks attendees to urge their legislator’s to adopt 56 recommendations that would reform Ohio’s death penalty.
Joe D’Ambrosio spent 22 years on Ohio’s death row protesting his innocence before a judge ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted and the charges against him were dropped. Joe describes what life is like as a free man after losing decades to prison.
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Defensive Behaviors Scapegoating Placing the blame for a negative outcome on external factors that are not entirely blameworthy.

Scapegoat theory: the victim. The Anatomy of the other.

3 Black students falsely accused of dine and dash

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Gepubliceerd op 19 jul. 2018

Ten incoming freshmen were falsely accused of dining and dashing at an IHOP in St. Louis. One of the accused students shares his story.

4 Police called on boy delivering newspapers

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Gepubliceerd op 13 jul. 2018

CNN’s Don Lemon speaks to an 11-year-old boy who was stopped by police on the first day of his paper route in Ohio.

5 Second black Yale student says same white student called police on him too

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Gepubliceerd op 12 mei 2018

A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished this week for reporting a black student asleep in a dorm common room called police months ago to report his presence in the building.

6 Professor: It’s not what black people do, it’s who we are


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Gepubliceerd op 10 mei 2018

Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson discusses the incident in which Yale University police officers were called to investigate a napping black graduate student and other similar incidents in America.

7 Michael Eric Dyson: Trump talks like a racist, thinks like a racist

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Gepubliceerd op 5 jul. 2018

Michael Eric Dyson, author of “What Truth Sounds Like,” responds to a new Quinnipiac University poll that reports 49% of Americans said they believe President Donald Trump to be a racist while 47% believe he is not.

8 Former Trump Rental Agent Describes Racist Policy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Gepubliceerd op 26 okt. 2016

Rachel Maddow shares an exclusive NBC News interview with Stanley Leibowitz, Fred Trump’s rental agent, describing the instructions he received from Fred Trump, with his son Donald by his side, about keeping black people out of the residential properties he owned. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

9 Disabled Man Thrown Over Fence Prank

23 mei 2011

Handicapped man in a wheelchair asks prank victims walking by to help him open a closed fence – the poor, crippled man can’t get up out of his wheelchair to reach the lock on the gate. It turns out that the lock is stuck, but thankfully, two huge muscular men in wife beaters stop by to help. The muscle men have more brawn than brains though, and decide to pick the man up from his wheelchair and toss him over a fence – while prank victims watch, horrified.
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