Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: SAFE

Scapegoating Persons Labelled Mentally Ill: The Politics of Marginalization

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Scapegoating is an ancient human practice that probably dates from the time the first human beings decided to circle their huts -- what we fondly term the dawn of civilization. When things got tense in the compound, penalties got handed out to one or more individuals or families, those usually at the low end of the pole, the politically powerless or vulnerable.