"Do Stuff"


  • James W. Loewen


Race, Education, White Supremacy, Teaching, Strategies


James W. Loewen presented “Do Stuff!” as a keynote address at the 2016 White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He shares why people who seek racial justice need to do stuff to bring it about; simply having unracist attitudes accomplishes little. Therefore, this article notes four ongoing movements to join and suggests ten different arenas that cry out for action.

Author Biography

James W. Loewen

James W. Loewen holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He is known for his surveying of school textbooks of American history where he has found a blend of misinformation, blind nationalism, and bland optimism. An educator on race relations, he is the best-selling author of multiple pieces including "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader."



How to Cite

Loewen, J. W. (2017). "Do Stuff". Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 6(2), 1–15. Retrieved from https://wpcjournal.com/article/view/16347



Conference Keynote Addresses