Find out just what people will submit to and you have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will be continued until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

- Frederick Douglass"

While White Men Sleep

Ever since her mother was blown up by Philadelphia police during the 1986 MOVE headquarters bombing, Mandy Jones has had a plan to get even. During an anti-Trump rally, Mandy rushes a reporter and declares that there would never be equality and equity until the entire white system was destroyed. Her video goes viral. Two months later she stages a massive protest in Harahan, Louisiana — the whitest town in America and also the site of the largest slave revolt and massacre in US history.

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Alderin Ordell is the author of “While White Men Sleep” and two other novels. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Alderin grew up in a small-minded small town and every day he works hard to outgrow those roots.

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