Problem

Tokenism


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
False empathy
Token representation
Exploitation of sympathy for discriminated people
Insincere interest in human rights
Pretence of concern for the disabled
Tokenistic acknowledgement
Nature:

Tokenism is the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to be inclusive to members of minority groups, especially by recruiting people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of racial or sexual equality within a workforce. The effort of including a token employee to a workforce is usually intended to create the impression of social inclusiveness and diversity (racial, religious, sexual, etc.) in order to deflect accusations of discrimination.

Broader Problems:
Deception
Compensationism
Reduced By:
Discrimination
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
06.03.1997 – 00:00 CET