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tokenism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈtəʊkənɪzəm/ disapproving
the fact of doing something only to show that you are following rules or doing what is expected or seen to be fair, and not because you really believe it is the right thing to do: We were accused of tokenism when we appointed the first woman to our management board. Of course we should revise our recruitment policies, but we should guard against tokenism.
Translations of “tokenism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝點門面, 裝樣子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装点门面, 装样子…
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