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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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And that's all they want because international recognition was token gesture territory for so long.
Burkinabe director Apolline Traore whose film 'Desrances' won a special prize said that recognition had to be on merit, not a token gesture in the fight against discrimination.
PACBI (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) tweeted a response to Lana's new statement, calling it a "token gesture".
The PS145,000 compensation package for loss of green space to council is an insult and just a token gesture by Aldi.
However that seems not enough for Merseytravel as I hear they are now removing three of the remaining services, as the 202/204, which was the only direct link to Alder Hey and Broadgreen hospitals, is being removed later this month, along with the 135/235, which was the remaining link to North Liverpool, and, not surprisingly, the little-used 30 service which seemed a token gesture service anyway only operating after 7pm.
IT was great to see that at last there was a token gesture of applying parking regulations on the Ladypool Road, but alas even with the marker lorry parked up on a side road I counted eight cars parked on the double yellow lines, six parked on the pavement, and even more comical was the fact that one car even had yellow paint on its tyres.
The 25p allowance was first introduced as a token gesture to the very elderly.
Some deserving working class people do get honoured but I feel it is just a token gesture. The system is in place to honour the privileged few, so useless they probably can't even bang a nail in with a hammer.
Coleen says IT'S pretty rude if they knew you were coming for Christmas not to get you a gift, even if it was just a token gesture. I couldn't bear the thought of leaving someone out while everyone else unwraps their gifts.
As responsible corporate citizens, this is a token gesture by the companies to lend a helping hand to the state machinery in dealing with the magnitude of destruction and damage caused by the recent floods which has resulted in large scale loss of lives and property and displacement of lakhs of people from their homes.
Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, said: "Today's figures prove, yet again, consumers have been short-changed by token gesture price cuts."
The relief assistance has been sent on the instructions of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif as a token gesture of solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, said a press release received here.