UNIT 1: COLORS AND YOUR BASIC FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND THEM
SECTION B: HUE, CONTRAST, THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AND YOUR BASIC FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND THEM
“Uh hello, pretty sure Finnick being ginger means he’s white.”
Now what we have here is a perfect example of the english language and your basic failure to understand it*. You are confusing bronze with copper, and surprisingly enough, these two colors are not the same!
People, (i.e. the idiots who keep bashing all of these great actors that are being cast in these movies), keep turning all of this into a freaking “race thing” when it is NOT.
Race is not a “real” or biological thing, so arguing about the physical descriptions of these book characters in relation to their supposed “race” is akin to arguing about unicorns and leprechauns, imo. “Racial definitions” and descriptions vary GREATLY from country to country, region to region, and even PERSON TO PERSON. (Because they are, for all intents and purposes, NOT REAL.) Everyone’s view on what the characters would/should look like is bound to vary greatly from person to person, so…UGH! As long as they pick more talented actors and actresses like Lenny Kravitz and Jennifer Lawrence, who freaking cares what color they are??? If you don’t like who they cast, then just STFU and stay at home from the cinema so you can hole up in your room to picture the characters looking the way you’d prefer them to.
i hate, with the fire of a thousand suns, when ppl use this sociology 101 bullshit definition of a social construct to derail real conversations about the perception of race in the media.
this quote being in regard to the idea of jesse williams being cast to play finnick odair (that many fans imagined to be white—-i imagined him to be middle eastern, tbh) in the next hunger games film. like i can’t tell if this comment is against of the fans who don’t want jesse because he’s black or against the fans who are against the other fans who don’t want jesse because he’s black.
either way, this “RACE ISN’T REAL” argument needs to DIAF. like i’m not allowed to be upset that actors of color aren’t given the same opportunities as white actors because “RACE ISN’T REAL.”
IT IS ALWAYS A RACE ISSUE. ALWAYS. ALWAYS. ALWAYS.
this has been a public service announcement.
I LOVE HER!! Open your mind up to #FinnickOdair being something other than a Blonde Hair, Blue Eyed Male. #jesseforfinnick
i don’t agree with the whole “i hesitate to call them racist” bit because IMO, racism—-intended or unintended—-is still racism. it doesn’t magically become something else because the person is “unaware” of it. being a product of a society that upholds whiteness is sad but in this day and age there is NO EXCUSE for this socially acceptable willful ignorance concerning the lack of representation of POC in the the media (literature/music/movies/tv, ect).
i’m tired of the excuses (there’s no audience for this film/we hired the best actor for the role even thought we only sent out casting calls for white actors, ect) because racism wrapped in “creative integrity” or “business” IS STILL RACISM.
that being said—-there’s a shit-ton of truth in this video.
The Seam: RecastPrimrose Everdeen, played by Madison Lindstrom (Métis)
Katniss Everdeen, played by Q’orianka Kilcher (Quechua)
Gale Hawthorne, played by Alex Meraz (P’urhépecha)
Mr. Everdeen, played by Adam Beach (Saulteaux)
Haymitch Abernathy, played by Zahn McClarnon (Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux)