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"Yes, There Are Black People In Your Hunger Games: The Strange Case Of Rue And Cinna"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 15, 2011 at 11:11PM

And let's not forget Thresh too, right?
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Hunger Games

And let's not forget Thresh too, right?

I thought this piece posted earlier today on Racialicious was a worthwhile read.

Here's a snip:

Last week the Hunger Games character posters were revealed to fans.

There were the usual complaints of actors not meeting book loyalist expectations. However, among the usual complaints of “She doesn’t look as young as I thought” or “Where are Effie’s pink curls?” There was a different kind of shock and surprise toward Rue & Cinna, who will be played by Amandla Stenberg and Lenny Kravitz, respectively.

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Rue is pretty clearly described as African-American which has been confirmed by director Garry Ross and author Suzanne Collins.

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So then, why did comments like these show up on the Hunger Games Facebook when Rue’s poster was posted? (SPOILER ALERT:...)

You can probably guess what follows, but, like I said, it's all worth reading anyway; you'll probably sigh several times; maybe you'll laugh too. Or you could be indifferent. For the rest of the story, go HERE.

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