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The Blame Game: How Political Rhetoric Inflames Anti-Asian Scapegoating 

In every chapter of U.S. history, immigrants and people of color unfairly suffered blame for our nation’s economic problems and societal ills. Our nation’s leaders have time and again played into existing narrative frames that consolidate political support and public opinion against a common “enemy.” Scapegoating — the act of unfairly blaming a group for societal misfortunes — is a political strategy that wins votes by causing animus and harm against marginalized communities. 

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