re-reading the Hunger Games
How could so many people not know she was black? Collins isn’t vague about it whatsoever! She doesn’t use a vague term like “dark skin”, but “brown skin”. Both times that it introduces her…
And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, … (pg 45)
She has bright, dark eyes and satiny brown skin… (pg 98)
I’d understand if it was vague and said “dark” skin… but it says brown.
I guess more discouraging than this is the stuff that was in the news about angry racist tweets when people found out that they’d mourned a person of colour. Racism sickens me. Skin colour should not be any indicator of worth or value. People are people. I love people/