tokenism

 The hiring or placing of minorities in visible positions to make the company look like it promotes and values its minority employees.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • tokenism — to‧ken‧ism [ˈtəʊkənɪzm ǁ ˈtoʊ ] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES when an organization includes a representative of a particular group such as women, black people etc in an activity or position only in order to give an appearance of fairness: • …   Financial and business terms

  • Tokenism — refers to a policy or practice of limited inclusion of members of a minority group, usually creating a false appearance of inclusive practices, intentional or not. Typical examples in real life and fiction include purposely including a member of… …   Wikipedia

  • tokenism — (n.) 1962, from TOKEN (Cf. token) (adj.) in the integration sense + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tokenism — [tō′k niz΄əm] n. 1. a show of accommodation to a demand, principle, etc. by small, often merely formal concessions to it ☆ 2. token integration of blacks, as in schools, jobs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • tokenism — [[t]to͟ʊkənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to an action as tokenism, you disapprove of it because you think it is just done for effect, in order to show a particular intention or to impress a particular type of person. Is his… …   English dictionary

  • tokenism — tokenistic, adj. /toh keuh niz euhm/, n. 1. the practice or policy of making no more than a token effort or gesture, as in offering opportunities to minorities equal to those of the majority. 2. any legislation, admissions policy, hiring practice …   Universalium

  • tokenism — /ˈtoʊkənɪzəm/ (say tohkuhnizuhm) noun the policy of avoiding a real solution to a problem by a superficial gesture intended to impress and to distract attention from the real issues: *The survey s found some beneficiaries of a community fund made …   Australian English dictionary

  • tokenism — noun Date: 1961 the policy or practice of making only a symbolic effort (as to desegregate) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tokenism — noun A policy of formally complying with efforts to achieve a goal by making small, token gestures; especially to hire a minimal number of ethnically diverse or disadvantaged people See Also: tokenistic …   Wiktionary

  • tokenism — Synonyms and related words: Pecksniffery, Tartuffery, Tartuffism, cant, empty gesture, false piety, hypocrisy, hypocriticalness, lip service, mealymouthedness, mouthing, mummery, oiliness, ostentatious devotion, pharisaism, religiosity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tokenism — to|ken|ism [ˈtəukənızəm US ˈtou ] n [U] actions that are intended to make people think that an organization deals fairly with people or problems, when in fact it does not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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