Racist Tweets about Hunger Games- What They Show about US

Apparently some viewers were shocked to find that some of their favorite characters from the books were played by African American actors.

What these reactions indicate is the invisibility of non-White people in pop culture, and the sense of distress, disappointment, and even outrage some can feel when they are expected to accept non-Whites in what they see as “neutral” roles.  And, more disturbingly, it illustrates the degree to which the humanity of non-Whites can be erased, and highlights racialized associations.

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2 thoughts on “Racist Tweets about Hunger Games- What They Show about US

    • Well I only read part III, so I’m taking your word for it. Until we buy our own satellites, studios and theaters- i.e. the wherewithal to mass-display our vision of ourselves and reality- none of this should be a surprise.

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