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About the Creator

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of ten literary novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for fiction, and The Book of Harlan, winner of the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Bernice’s work has been featured in anthologies including What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About. She is a Professor of Practice at Tulane University.

About the Performer

Ron Domingo is an OBIE Award winning actor who has performed for stage, film and television. A veteran stage actor, he has worked with many respected theater companies including Manhattan Theater Club, Long Wharf Theatre, and the Tricycle Theatre in London. Mr. Domingo’s television credits include roles on Madame Secretary (CBS), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC); Blue Bloods (CBS); Person of Interest (CBS); Pan Am (NBC); Rescue Me (CBS); and Law & Order, SVU, CI, and Trial By Jury (NBC). Film credits include Tenderness, Robot Stories, The Motel and Slow Jam King. Ron is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

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A narrative of racism towards Asians

About how Chinese eats dogs and people who all agree that Filipino is the same as Chinese.

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When Life Gives You a reality check

Excellent read. Leave it to the incomparable Bernice McFadden to shine a Lighthouse beacon on the ways in which we all are prejudiced in the way we think about "the others".

This is Joseph's story; a mixed race American who wallows in his ignorance of other races believing in the typical stereotypes that people throw around. All the while not realizing that he's a walking stereotype himself. I loved the way he denigrates certain people for being losers for smoking weed, yet he doesn't see himself as a loser for peddling it.

If you think you don't have a racist or prejudiced bone in your body, you should read this and maybe, reconsider your viewpoint.

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WOW!!

A good fast read!! A lot of racism, talking about the ignorance of others. Black can't read and are only drug dealers and rob the system. Jewish people has tails!! I enjoyed it though!!

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The perfect short story!

This was another captivating story from the great Bernice L. McFadden! The story was well written and the narrator was awesome. Kudos! Great job all around!

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all over the place

the story is ok, but it's all over the place. makes following the intertwined stories difficult.

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40% of a story. Abruptly ended with more to tell

The storyline was a bit confusing in the beginning going back to great grandparents, which was unnecessary. The moral of the story was good but it was too superficial with an unexpected abrupt ending. Did annoy me that the narrator kept calling plates "plates". The correct pronunciation is " platts". No value with the abrupt ending. Glad it was free.

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I Am An Asian & I Loved It. Very Clever.

I had seen the reviews that talked about it being racial. It isn't. I am a brown Asian, who has lived in the U.S.A. for 36-years. I thought it was a GREAT story. Very well told (& written) 95% of the time. A bit lax & lazy in a few places, but that is OK. I did not realize it was such a SHORT story. I wanted it to go on & on. It could easily have done with being 6 times longer. Is she planning a sequel. She should. Bravo. [I am a non-fiction author, & as such appreciate the art of writing & she has done GREAT,]

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Terrible ending

The character, Joseph, is arrested and is scheduled to be deported to Mexico simply because he's found walking down a highway at night. The author obviously has no real grasp of reality and portrays the Border Patrol agents as ignorant thugs. I'd advise all to avoid Bernice L. McFadden's stories.

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  • 11-18-21

Quirky short story

Author of highly acclaimed novel Sugar, Bernice L. McFadden has written this quirky short story which focuses on racial stereotypes that some will find disturbing. The word Tisoy, is, apparently a term for a mixed race Filipino person.