Antedating of "Tokenism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 2 15:52:08 UTC 2011

tokenism (OED 1962)

1960 _Atlanta Daily World_ 17 Apr. (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Carter charged that integration in any field "is virtually or actually non-existent in Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina."  He said it was  "but a figment of tokenism in Georgia, Louisiana and Arkansas."

Fred Shapiro

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