Simple Definition of tokenism
: the practice of doing something (such as hiring a person who belongs to a minority group) only to prevent criticism and give the appearance that people are being treated fairly
Full Definition of tokenism
: the policy or practice of making only a symbolic effort (as to desegregate)
Examples of tokenism in a sentence
Did the company choose her for her merits, or merely as an act of tokenism?
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