Tokenism

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Tokenism

The practice of including only a certain number or percentage of a minority group in a business or other organization. Tokenism may or may not be deliberate. For example, a company, intentionally or not, may hire one and only one member of a minority race to its executive team. It could be an attempt to avoid a discrimination lawsuit, but some believe it is itself a form of discrimination.
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When the token black guy in the office corrects Brent that he is actually "mixed race", Brent quips: "My favourite!"
Other alleged racist behaviour reported by Mr Owens included staff reportedly calling him "Token" behind his back - "because you're the token black guy" - and a colleague, Mike Burnett, turn to page 5 from page 1 who, while discussing the film 12 Years A Slave, said: "I wish I could whip those n*** like in 12 Years A Slave."
Other claim included staff reportedly calling him "Token" behind his back - "because you're the token black guy" - and a colleague, Mike Burnett, who, while discussing a film, said: "I wish I could whip those n*** like in 12 Years A Slave."
Three longtime friends--pompous lothario Winston (Bruno Campos), introspective Rand (John Livingston) and a token black guy Johnson (Rueben Grundy)--comprise the sort of too-perfectly p.c.
There was, inevitably, a token black guy and two token "sexy" female firefighters - only one of whom was mad (the lobsters gave it away), although both were pregnant.
"It's just pure entertainment with a token black guy and a token gay thrown in along with a couple of dolly birds and some young studs to sniff around them."