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How does race and gender connect to the issue of "authority" in the university classroom? In this session, there will be an exploration of how the subject" authority" in the classroom is linked to white students and their knowledge history. For most white students, the sight of an African American female at the head of a university classroom is an unfamiliar sight. Yet, for the black female professor, the classroom is becoming the "home" of African American resistance to oppression and injustice.