Tokenism meaning

tōkə-nĭzəm
The policy of making only a perfunctory effort or symbolic gesture toward the accomplishment of a goal, such as racial integration.
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The practice of hiring or appointing a token number of people from underrepresented groups in order to deflect criticism or comply with affirmative action rules.
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A show of accommodation to a demand, principle, etc. by small, often merely routine or superficial concessions to it; specif., the practice of hiring or including a small number of individuals, as of a minority group, merely to comply with equal-opportunity policies or regulations.
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A policy of formally complying with efforts to achieve a goal by making small, token gestures; especially to hire a minimal number of ethnically diverse or disadvantaged people.
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Origin of tokenism

  • From token +"Ž -ism.

    From Wiktionary