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Scapegoating occurs when an individual is unfairly selected for blame, mistreatment and/or exclusion by en entire group as a way for that group to avoid confronting a problem, conflict or ‘disturbance’ which is too threatening or anxiety provoking. Scapegoating as such serves an important function for teams, groups and institutions. It can however have disastrous consequences on targets, if left unaddressed.

Because we know that those deemed Other or ‘different’ are at an increased risk of becoming targets of group/institutional violence and that marginalised groups tend to placed in this position, there is a urgent need to link scapegoating as a process, to issues of inequality, injustice and oppression. As well as to issues of organisational health, toxicity and inclusion.


The course aims to raise awareness of scapegoating as a group dynamic and to use analytic formulations to understand why scapegoating is central to the reproduction of inequality, injustice and oppression, why we need to take this group dynamic seriously in work contexts and what we can do to mitigate its impact.


Upon completing this course participants will be able to;

  • Recognise scapegoating and why it happens
  • Understand the conditions that increase the likelihood of scapegoating at work
  • Link scapegoating to issues of inequality, injustice and oppression
  • Use and apply practical strategies to mitigate adverse psychological, cultural and structural consequences


BITE SIZE courses are high impact, topical and practical introductions to inequality, injustice and oppression related subjects which should take no longer than 2 hours to complete.

Learners will have 1 months to complete the course.

The course comprises reading material, relevant videos, a presentation and references.


Non-members/public INTRODUCTORY PRICE £59.99 (early bird £39.99)

This course will be available FREE of access to Race Reflections Professional and Personal Development members ONLY. It is priced at £20.00 for all other Race Reflections Members. The course will be available by the end of 2020. We will start to take early bird bookings sometimes in October.

To register your interest, email us ( or use the contact form below and we will let you know when registration opens.