scapegoating

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scapegoating

 [skāp´gōt-ing]
a process by which an individual or group is identified as being different from others and becomes the focus of the group's fears, anger, or aggression.

scapegoating

[skāp′gōting]
Etymology: ME, escapen, to escape, goot
the projection of blame, hostility, or suspicion onto one member of a group by other members to avoid self-confrontation.