Hunger Games Tweets : White until proven black

On Tuesday, February 28th, a twenty-nine-year-old Canadian male fan of Suzanne Collins’s dystopian young adult trilogy, The Hunger Games, logged onto the popular blogging platform Tumblr for the first time and created a site he called Hunger Games Tweets. The young man, whom I’ll call Adam, had been tracking a disturbing trend among Hunger Games enthusiasts: readers who could not believe—or accept—that Rue and Thresh, two of the most prominent and beloved characters in the book, were black, had been posting vulgar racial remarks.

White Until Proven Black: Imagining Race in Hunger Games, The New Yorker — The Book Bench. J’ai lu pas mal de trucs sur cette histoire dĂ©lirante sur Tumblr. Hallucinant mais Ă©galement tellement Ă©clairant sur la difficultĂ©, voire l’impossibilitĂ© pour une partie de la jeunesse blanche Ă  se reconnaĂ®tre dans un personnage jouĂ© par un ou une actrice noire, une chose que les minoritĂ©s ont appris Ă  faire depuis l’enfance.