chapter  5
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‘Soft ears’ and hard topics: Race, disciplinarity, and voice in higher education


DR MASON: I don’t think it’s my job to talk about issues of . . . R. MITCHELL: Race? DR MASON: Yeah, or class or gender. That’s just not my job. It’s not appropriate

for me. I’m teaching a subject matter that’s totally different so I wouldn’t say that there is a statistically significant difference between blacks and whites on a GRE score. Let’s now discuss that philosophically or whatever. I just wouldn’t do that.