Racial Justice

There’s always something you can do to make a difference and now’s the time to be all in. The Warm Springs Alliance is committed to creating true community and building a world that works for everyone, along with making a truly inclusive gathering place at Warm Springs in Salt Lake City.

This compilation of resources is intended to grow and evolve to include social justice of all kinds, and in this moment is focused on black lives. Deep gratitude to all the people and organizations who have created the resources you see here.

We hope you use these intensely, often and for as long as it takes to right the wrongs, and then some. Please suggest more resources you find useful.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
– Arthur Ashe



The Myth of Race – Robert Wald Sussman
The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

More reading lists:
Bookshop Antiracism Reading List
Antiracism Reading list by Ibram X. Kendi
Antiracist Reading list in several categories by Victoria Alexander
Elle Anti-Racist Reading List
Free Black History Library

Children’s Black Lives Matter Library
Diverse Books for Children


How Race Was Made
Racism Defined
Racial Justice Research by Rachel Cargle
20 Questions for Those Who Deny Systemic Racism

The Case for Reparations
Making Space for Restorative Justice
The emotional impact of watching white people wake up to racism

We Won’t Stop Until We Dismantle the Whole Racist System
Don’t understand the protests?
An Uprising Was Inevitable
What We Should Have Learned From the L.A. Riots
There’s No Such Thing as a Pretty Protest
Conflicted about the protests?

Introduction to Police Brutality
The racist roots of American Policing
Fact based info on police brutality
Police in Norway Haven’t Killed Anyone in Nearly 10 Years

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
We won’t let this moment be a trend
Reflections from a Token Black Friend

What about “All Lives Matter”?
“All Lives Matter”, Illustrated
Here’s Why It Hurts When People Say, “All Lives Matter”

White Fragility: Why it’s so hard to talk to white people about race
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
White Supremacy Culture
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person
My White Friend Asked to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

How to be an ally?
Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies
Checklist for white allies against racism
There’s No Such Thing as a White Ally
Don’t Be an Ally, Be an Accomplice

What is Microaggression?
Recognizing Microaggressions
What it’s like to be black in a white state like Utah

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice 
Who’s responsible for racism?
Protest Etiquette for White Folx

Dear White Feminists, We Can Do Better
How White Women Can Use Their Privilege to End Racism