Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed

Here is the link to the original article. http://jezebel.com/5896408/racist-hunger-games-fans-dont-care-how-much-money-the-movie-made.  My own comments can be found below.

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So…can we discuss this a bit?  I feel like I’m losing sleep over the fact that people like this exist.  Since when, in present day “civilized” society, has it been “cool” to be a racist?

Being Muslim…. I’m kind of used to this sort of things towards Muslims. It’s currently socially acceptable (although still sad and sickening) to publicly make racists comments about Muslims, but I sort of put it in a box.  Thought perhaps it was the exception rather than the rule.

I THOUGHT we lived in the 21st century, where race lines are blurring.  Religion – sadly still a cause for divide and tension…but with race I assumed (wrongly) that progress was being made.

If you haven’t read this article – read it.  Forget about the fact that these people clearly didn’t read the books if they have any doubt that these characters weren’t white.  Their limited literary comprehension aside – the blatant racism is MIND BLOWING!  This is a good, beautiful, innocent little girl – for people to have such a negative response to a GOOD character, solely based on race (or perceived race)…it’s really demented, and makes me worry about the direction society is moving.  I don’t know if people feel comfortable behind the guise of social media – but EVEN if someone in this day in age was racist, I thought they would have at least an ounce of shame or reservation before making such a proclamation publicly (even if only out of fear of other people’s scorn).

Here are just a few of the comments made:

“…when I found out Rue was black, her death wasn’t as sad.”

“why did the producer make all the good characters black.”

“EWWW Rue is black?? I am not watching.”

“Why does Rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie for me.”

Check out the article for more…sadly…there are a ton of stomach churning comments – and this about a fictional character, who happens to be an innocent little girl.  It makes me wonder how people would react to real people, real tragedies, and real oppression directed at a white victim vs. a black, hispanic, middle eastern, southeast asian, etc. victim.  The reality is, I think the lack of response to those sort of circumstances are ultimately because, white blood is just worth more in many people’s eyes – and oppression will continue to exist – and to thrive –  in the meantime.

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One thought on “Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed

  1. Unfortunately I’ve come to realize that racism has always existed from the very beginning and will always be there till the end of time. It just take on different directions and focuses on different groups. Sad, but true!

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