Making System Of Privilege Visible Summary

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Stephanie M. Wildman has an extensive education, which started by receiving a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1970, followed by a Juris Doctor degree in 1973. She is a professor emerita of the University of San Francisco’s School of Law, meaning she is retired yet honored for distinguished contributions to the university. She is currently working at Santa Clara University School of Law as the Director for the Center of Social Justice and Public Service, specializing in social justice, gender and sex discrimination and property law. Adrienne D. Davis follows a similar pattern of education as Wildman, which involves a bachelor’s degree from Yale College in 1987, followed by a Juris Doctor degree in 1991 from Yale Law School. She …show more content…

However, Making Systems of Privilege Visible is not the only collaborative writing done by Wildman and Davis. They published a novel titled Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America in 1996, which won the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Right’s Outstanding Book Award in 1997. It focuses on how many Americans who advocate for a merit-based, race-free society do not acknowledge the invisible systems of privilege that are benefiting them more and more everyday, just like the advocating theme of their other …show more content…

For example, they point out “a recent scientific article suggested that five genders…two genders” (Wildman & Davis 390), which furthermore backs back up their arguments with facts from experts in the same field. It is also filled with a great deal of ethical appeal because the two authors are well-respected and educationally prevalent in regards to the topic. Because of this, the audience and readers tend to believe what they are reading just because of the high level of trust as Wildman and Davis as experts in the field. However, since Making Systems of Privilege Visible is filled with so much logical and ethical appeal, the ethos are kept to a minimum. Although the controversial and sensitive topic could evoke emotions among some people who may relate, the author’s purpose isn’t necessarily to do this rather than making a solid

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