Article: The Hunger Games' Subtly Racist Cliché
By Bijan C. Bayne
Article: The Hunger Games' Subtly Racist Cliché - Why is Hollywood still reducing black actors to spiritual servitude?
April 17, 2012 |
"The Hunger Games has generated discussions of race that tap into age-old prejudices and expectations. A few bigoted fans, for example, are upset with the screen adaptation, expressing disappointment that the young Rue is played by a black actress (Amandla Stenberg) and a hairstylist named Cinna by the biracial Lenny Kravitz.
But there's a more subtle bigotry that gets less attention. The film portrayals are consistent with a cinematic cliché known as the Negro Spirit Guide." read the complete article here