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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Whilst the lots are separate, it is vital that tenderers see each lot as part of the full intervention under the whole Beyond Tokenism BME/LGBT and minority communities inclusion programme.
The invitation was an act of tokenism to give the impression of supporting the people of Northern Province was an attempt to create a false impression that the central government and the provincial governments were functioning in a spirit of cooperation when the fact was the reverse, Sampanthan elaborated.
The purpose of politics however, is also to become a catalyst for social justice and one hopes that the parties look beyond tokenism and finally realise the importance of granting a fair deal to women.
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We really tried, but sometimes we feel guilty of tokenism.
Failure to act now could put firms at risk of government or EU-imposed quotas, which would be little more than tokenism.
What is needed is cultural change, not quotas, ratios or tokenism.
Yet tokenism is one of the main ways Canadian racism continues to flourish.
A GB football team would not contain a Welsh player in the first 11, and if it did, it would be tokenism.
Where an adequate cycle path hasn't been possible, councils often resort to tokenism.