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should be Caucasian, between ages 15 and 20, who could portray someone ‘underfed but strong,’ and ‘naturally pretty underneath her tomboyishness.’

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Just a reminder that casting directors asked only white people to apply for the role of Katniss Everdeen. A role of an “olive-skinned” woman, “caucasian” or otherwise. (via feministfilm)

Oh for the love of god. Of course they did.

(via suzy-x)

Ugh. See, I loved Jennifer Lawrence in the role, but the fact that they phrased the casting call this way is horrible and another example of Hollywood being stupid and racist.

(via iaquariuschicken)

Young women of color who read this book rejoiced at finally finding a book with a main character to whom they could relate, especially readers of biracial or Native American descent, who have a particularly hard time finding characters of a similar background. The Hunger Games were a step in a right direction, a step forward for young adult books, a glimpse into a future where characters of books are universally relatable.

The movie, on the other hand, was a step backwards, a slip back into the old mentality that white people cannot relate to anyone other than a white characters on the big screen (despite the fact that Hollywood asks people of color to do this with nearly every single movie).

By Michigan high school student Eva Hattie L. Schueler on The Hunger Games film adaptation was published by the Huffington Post. 'Hunger Games' Casting: Why Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn't Play Katniss