The title of this thread was actually going to be "scapegoats." But then I realized no one would read it. "Sex with (scape)goats" seemed too crass, so I though bringing up the good 'ole Jews would get your attention. Though this thread isn't meant to be about Jews, per se. It's more about different societies' scapegoats, why they needed them, what role they played, why, etc. A scapegoat being someone society blames for its ills, such as Jews or people who aren't white. So, we're all fairly familiar with the European scapegoats, but what of the scapegoats of pre-industrial China, or scapegoats in the New World?