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These stereotypes that preclude women from equal consideration for executive leadership contributes to a detrimental cycle that results in homogenous, reductive perspectives in creative spaces. Kwasi Boadi, Billboard, "Rising Execs Eye a More Inclusive Industry at American Express' Women in Music Leadership Academy," 24 June 2019 Now, baseball has been boiled down to and based entirely upon four actions — home runs, strikeouts, walks, and bullpenning, that’s the gospel of the game, resulting in largely homogenous hardball. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "You get a whiff of failure when boiling down baseball numbers," 22 June 2019 One of the few black students at Daria’s high school in the original series, Jodie was a high-achieving, well-liked student who nonetheless frequently felt like an outsider in her conspicuously homogenous surroundings. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "A spinoff of MTV’s “Daria” will take on the Gen Z experience of working in tech," 17 June 2019 These candidates, who had largely never before considered running, aimed to disrupt the narrow approach to political issues historically perpetuated by white, male candidates, and to change the homogenous face of politics. Julie Zeilinger, Marie Claire, "The Women Who Ran...and Lost," 24 Oct. 2018 These shoppers are motivated by a sense of environmentalism and a desire to stand out from the homogenous fast-fashion crowd. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Michael Cohen’s plea deal revealed he made $30,000 from selling a handbag. The Birkin economy, explained.," 22 Aug. 2018 As a result, the assumption is that any woman who chooses to get married is part of a homogenous clump of straight, white people, presumably with piles of disposable income. Kaye Toal, SELF, "I'm Fat and I'm Not Going to Lose Weight for My Wedding," 1 Mar. 2019 The African-American model is a homogenous experience. Mike Ward And Kevin Diaz, San Antonio Express-News, "Democrats again holding out hope that Latino voters will make a difference," 14 Jan. 2018 There is no homogenous global community whose norms can be reflected in the decisions of a single body deciding contentious issues. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the Oscars," 8 Dec. 2018

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1636, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 : homoplastic sense 2 the value of preserved homogenous bone grafts as compared with autogenous graftsPlastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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