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Racists Don’t Read Very Well

According to Jezebel [1], a few idiots who read the Hunger Games and then saw the film adaptation have been rudely complaining that brilliant young actress Amandla Stenberg was cast in the role of Rue because she’s black, and that’s not how they imagined her. Or similarly the character Thresh, who comes from the same “sector” as Rue. Amazingly, it’s written very clearly in the book that they both have the same “dark brown skin and eyes.”

Apparently the real news is that racists don’t read very well. [2]

In the meantime, the rest of us normal people were quite impressed by Stenberg, who played the part perfectly well.

  2. Of course, is that really news?

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