tokenistic


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tokenistic

[ˌtəʊkəˈnɪstɪk] adjpurement symbolique
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Most of the professional productions I have seen over half a century have been embarrassingly tokenistic at this point, but Midland Opera has pulled out all the stops for this fizzing Christmas Eve tableau, making the kids' contribution a highlight.
I was intentional here to promote authentic opportunities to implement Indigenous perspectives into the learning space and avoid shallow or tokenistic attempts to engage children in Indigenous knowledge.
David Cameron has to tour European capitals and come back with substantial powers and concessions beyond the tokenistic.
That is except for their occasional penchant for referring back to the ordinary people, like they think somehow they can connect, and making pointless tokenistic promises of freezing of fuel bills, in ways that are implausible, impractical and reactivate fears of the poor fiscal management that they showed in Government that got us into this fine mess anyway.
Our own government claims to be at the forefront of environmental action with its direct action plan, but reduces climate change to a tokenistic sentence.
How can we ensure the public's response to this is taken into account and doesn't become a tokenistic exercise that will be dismissed?
We need to stop this tokenistic practise of preferential treatment for the male of the species.
Some campaigners dismiss the cover as tokenistic, complaining that Dunn confirms to the white stereotype of a pale-skinned, straight-haired black woman.
Chairman of Moyle Council Donal Cunningham said: "The minister's announcement of an eightweek delay to the closure is a tokenistic attempt to manage the huge backlash.
It can hardly have helped Maria Miller to have been appointed Minister for Women and Equalities as well: her job was the sort of overstuffed portmanteau that makes every aspect seem tokenistic.
Specifics of Ontario s plan are unknown, and with a provincial election on the horizon some critics have argued the funding is tokenistic and, once divided among municipalities, not enough will make a substantial change.
While it might seem an apt policy decision to bring about a change in the boardrooms, a lot of women are hesitant to be seen in a tokenistic light rather than accepted for their individual talent.