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to·ken·ism

 (tō′kə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. The policy of making only a perfunctory effort or symbolic gesture toward the accomplishment of a goal, such as racial integration.
2. 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: "Tokenism does not change stereotypes of social systems but works to preserve them, since it dulls the revolutionary impulse" (Mary Daly).

tokenism

(ˈtəʊkəˌnɪzəm)
n
the practice of making only a token effort or doing no more than the minimum, esp in order to comply with a law
ˌtokenˈistic adj

to•ken•ism

(ˈtoʊ kəˌnɪz əm)

n.
the practice or policy of making no more than a minimal effort to offer opportunities to minorities equal to those of the majority.
[1960–65]
to`ken•is′tic, adj.

tokenism

formal or superficial compliance with a law, requirement, convention, etc., especially in the hiring of members of a minority group.
See also: Attitudes
formal or superficial compliance with a law, requirement, convention, etc.
See also: Behavior
Translations

tokenism

[ˈtəʊkənɪzəm] Nprograma m político de fachada

tokenism

[ˈtəʊkənɪzəm] n
it's just tokenism → c'est une politique de pure forme

tokenism

[ˈtəʊkəˌnɪzəm] nconcessione f pro forma inv
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De Cremer: "The perception of tokenism is a problem for any minority, regardless of quotas.
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It is breathtakingly patronising and takes tokenism to the extreme.
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