Why Is “The Hunger Games” So White?

Achy Obejas weighs in on the controversy surrounding the racial politics of “The Hunger Game”‘s super-whiteness: ‘My complaint? That “The Hunger Games” was colorblind in the casting of its heroine, Katniss Everdeen, originally described as having “straight black hair” and “olive skin,” and put the excellent blonde-haired/blue-eyed Jennifer Lawrence in the role (with her hair dyed), but lacked the nerve to be color-blind in some of its other casting.’

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