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Hunger Games and the Limits of White Imagination

Olivia Cole | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

The good guys are white, we have learned, after eons of our faces being plastered under cowboy hats and in impeccable Bond suits. White men are Superman, we have learned. Bad men, we have learned, are black. They're gang bangers and thugs and talk loud and sometimes deliver funny lines where we laugh at their Otherness.

Complicating the Racist Hunger Games Tweets

Lori Ungemah | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Articles are examining what the tweeters said and the potential whys behind their actions, but nobody is branching out to ask, "What next?"

Actress Responds To Racist 'Hunger Games' Tweets

Posted 03.28.2012 | Celebrity

"The Hunger Games" dominated at the box office, taking $155 million in ticket sales, but not all fans were happy with the book-to-screen translation, ...

'Hunger Games' Fans Resort To Racist Tweets About Rue

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

It wasn't all good news for Team "Hunger Games" over the weekend. Despite fawning reviews and record-breaking ticket sales, some fans of the blockbust...

Yes, There Are Black People in Your Hunger Games: The Strange Case of Rue & Cinna

Racialicious | Posted 01.16.2012 | Black Voices
Racialicious

Many people were shocked to learn that black actors were cast in the Hunger Games movie. It makes me wonder if we read the same books.