A scapegoat

Ancient examples of scapegoating

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.

Het gebeuren zondebok ontstaat door misleiding en het creëren van een valstrik.

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

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.

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Defensive Behaviors Scapegoating Placing the blame for a negative outcome on external factors that are not entirely blameworthy.

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2 Joe D’Ambrosio – Life After Death Row

Gepubliceerd op 19 apr. 2013

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

3 Black students falsely accused of dine and dash



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.

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4 Police called on boy delivering newspapers



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.

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



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.

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



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.

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



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.

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

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

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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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