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tokenism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtokenismto‧ken‧ism /ˈtəʊkənɪzəm $ ˈtoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  PRETENDactions that are intended to make people think that an organization deals fairly with people or problems, when in fact it does not
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tokenismSymbolic gestures and tokenism are inadequate remedies.Within this paradigm, the two main criticisms levelled at mainstream Hollywood films are tokenism and homophobia.They worry that the job-sharing experiment may be tokenism rather than a real attempt at change in the way working mothers are treated.The visit to Nyanga near Cape Town may have been tokenism, but at least it was a step in the right direction.How, besides tokenism, do psychological and feminist concepts of the subject affect feminist efforts to correct gender imbalances among psychologists?A third problem with the numbers game is tokenism.Even women who try to work as feminists in psychology suffer from the ambiguities of tokenism.Partly, tokenism gave the appearance of equality without its reality.Private industry, however, remained relatively immune to these decrees after the war, though tokenism flourished.
From Longman Business Dictionarytokenismto‧ken‧ism /ˈtəʊkənɪzəmˈtoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]HUMAN RESOURCES when an organization includes a representative of a particular group such as women, black people etc in an activity or position only in order to give an appearance of fairnessAppointing her to the committee strikes me as little more than tokenism.
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