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tokenism

noun [U]     /ˈtəʊ.kən.ɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈtoʊ-/ disapproving
actions that are the result of pretending to give advantage to those groups in society who are often treated unfairly , in order to give the appearance of fairness Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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