I recently attended a discussion about interviewing for math jobs, and apparently a question that is coming up frequently is something like this:
"We have a culturally diverse student body. How does having a diverse classroom affect your teaching?"
The advice was not to say, "It doesn't affect me," but instead offer some positive anecdote about diversity and multiculturalism or something. However, this is how I truly feel. I am a teaching assistant at a diverse school, and I feel that mathematical thought is universal and cultural differences should not affect the content of my teaching in any way. It seems that this is not viewed as a PC opinion.
So the question is, what is the appropriate answer to this question, and why?
Of course I want what you think is really the right answer about pedagogy, not just what you think people want to hear in a job interview.