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After Valencia left, she worried that the city’s response to Congress over facial recognition two years prior would come back to haunt her — and she feared becoming the scapegoat.
SAN DIEGO HELD BACK MATERIALS SOUGHT BY CONGRESS ON FACIAL RECOGNITIONJESSE MARXMAY 3, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They’ve been a frequent scapegoat during economic woes and disease outbreaks, and in wartime propaganda.
ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE DEFENDING THEMSELVES AGAINST RISE IN ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCETRACY JANMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The combination of affective polarization, racism, inequality, isolation and mistrust has radicalized a meaningful minority of the nation, making it easy to find scapegoats and boogeymen.
OUR RADICALIZED REPUBLICMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JANUARY 25, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When tragedy strikes her town, Ada decides to light out for the territory before grieving families start building gallows and looking for a scapegoat.
IN ANNA NORTH’S RIVETING ‘OUTLAWED,’ THERE’S NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A CHILDLESS WOMANRON CHARLESJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Critics, however, argue that the president is using a scapegoat, and that he’s relying on false evidence, like a non-existent article published in noted medical journal, The Lancet.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS LEANING ON BIG TECH TO NAVIGATE THE COVID-19 PANDEMICNICOLE GOODKINDOCTOBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
He felt himself "accursed by all," the "scapegoat on whom all the faults of Israel will be heaped with a curse."
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
For a time Tommy Kerr, who had been twice run in, had served as a scapegoat, but that was little permanent help.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
The squatter had been the scapegoat upon which had been heaped the sins of a girl no one had thought capable of doing wrong.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
It came to nothing, but gave him as a scapegoat to the revilings of those with whom soldiers had become so unpopular.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
He pulled the unresisting scapegoat out of his chair and hustled him to the rear of the office.
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WORDS RELATED TO SCAPEGOAT

  • ambitions
  • bull's-eyes
  • destinations
  • duties
  • ends
  • functions
  • ground zeros
  • intentions
  • marks
  • objectives
  • objects
  • points
  • purposes
  • spots
  • uses
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