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Bonnie511
08:31 PM on 04/01/2012
Good for you Amandla, you have shown how smart you are at such a young age, to rise above the hate, you were evidently raised to be proud and love who you are. Keep your head high, you are destined for success, God is love, Love is God, He will continue to guide your steps.
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John Shaw
My Micro-Bio is Not Empty
06:11 PM on 04/01/2012
Blacks should just fund their own projects and not worry about what whites think. It's the essence of insanity to continue asking for whites acceptance amidst the backdrop of so much hatred...
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patters85
OBAMACARES 2.0
12:26 PM on 04/08/2012
That would be good but it's not gonna happen any time soon.
09:38 PM on 04/09/2012
Tyler Perry
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TarzanaGirl
01:31 AM on 05/09/2012
Generalize much John??????
05:40 PM on 04/01/2012
People who whine about racism are more annoying than racists. So what if something seems racist to you. If everything you heard pleased you, we wouldn't have free speech.
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patters85
OBAMACARES 2.0
12:28 PM on 04/08/2012
Wow! Thanks for the added racism. And I'm sure you will call me a whiner. What is racism again?
02:46 AM on 04/11/2012
why be offended by racism when all one has to do is sue in court for justice?
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Agnt Duke
Just assume a #sarcasm tag
12:29 PM on 04/01/2012
The irony is, Suzanne Collins stopped short of calling Rue and Thresh "black" in the books, trying to tiptoee around Katniss' own perceptions of race (in the first person) - and here we are with people unsatisfied that she didn't just called them black outright.

To those who are arguing this in defence of the books: try reading them again.
To those who are just trying to *further* the divisions of race in this country with such remarks: go find your own hunger games, and may the odds be against you.
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inkongirl
11:30 AM on 04/01/2012
Overall, I was disappointed in the movie, but I thought Rue's part was pretty true to the book. She was adorable! I hope this actress gets bigger and better parts in the future.
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White Raven
Eyeballs are tasty
02:16 AM on 04/01/2012
This young lady shows a lot of class. Good for her. She shouldn't let the idiots get her down, because that is exactly what they are: Idiots.
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Mangione
Fighting the haters...'nuff said
10:19 PM on 03/31/2012
What?!? A movie that is not exactly like the book??
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WilliamTheV
I drank what? -Socrates
03:52 PM on 04/01/2012
here's the sad part, the characters are black in the book too!
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Mangione
Fighting the haters...'nuff said
10:06 PM on 04/01/2012
Shhhhh! They are having so much fun complaining about it!
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trailblazing eden
07:36 PM on 03/31/2012
I attended the midnight premier of The Hunger Games. It was a full theater, packed with teenage girls. Almost every one of them raised their hands when the manager asked before the show who had read the books.

When the scene started when Katniss was calling for Rue, I heard some quiet, "Oh no"s, and every girl tenser and went silent. The theater was full of sniffling, teary eyed girls during Rue's death scene - and hey, I'm a wuss, I was one of them.

I thought Stenberg was perfect. She was precious, innocent, sweet. Rue was supposed to remind Katniss of her sister for THOSE traits - /not/ her looks. Rue, Thresh and District 11 were clearly describe as being black. It did not take away from the poigency. An angel doesn't need to equate to a little blonde girl.

It sickens me that people think social media is an excuse to say hateful things. "I'm not racist, but..." is not a disclaimer to spew bate. I'm glad these tweets are publicaloy circulating. I'm glad those writing them are being forced to see their hate. They'll have to account for their attitudes to their friends and the public. I hope it leads them to reevaluate themselves... and the reasons behind their thinking this way.
02:48 AM on 04/11/2012
this movie hunger games is a ripoff of the fist of the north star series, same post apocalyptic environment, but stars Kenshiro.
07:34 PM on 03/31/2012
It's just cruel to say any one actor,or actress ruined the movie. The movie is great, and all the actors are great, too. It's not fair to compare a movie to the book. Read "Jaws", or "Cujo", and I could go on ,and on. Just enjoy the movie, like I did.
02:48 AM on 04/11/2012
omae wa shinderu.
04:11 PM on 03/31/2012
Why does Barack Obama have to Be Black? Not going to Lie. Kind of ruined it (though not for me).

FreddieVee
04:02 PM on 03/31/2012
Why did they, the producers, cast a black girl anyway. Has anyone asked them why?
06:07 PM on 03/31/2012
Because Rue is obviously described as having dark skin .. thats why.
10:10 AM on 04/01/2012
Why do you need to know that? Why did they cast white people?
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Nuttinbutdatruf
01:27 PM on 03/31/2012
It's pretty disheartening that "fans" would actually care about the color of a fictional character. And, to think, many on the right claim that "racism" doesn't exist anymore.
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Jasel
RN
09:49 AM on 03/31/2012
America is so post racial? Oh wait. Not even close. Never mind.
12:16 AM on 04/01/2012
America has never stopped being racist! Don't believe the one nation under a groove hype B.S!
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juliebird
07:09 AM on 03/31/2012
Amandla Stenberg's performance is lovely.
And she's clearly far more intelligent than some of the "fans" who can't analyze the text they claim to so enjoy.
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angelrubes
09:10 AM on 03/31/2012
I know. I my son and I read the first book when he was in middle school. There was no question in the book that they were Black. I wonder if they even read the books? I wonder if they can even read?