Whitewashing In Hollywood: Films That Cast Non-Blacks In Black Roles

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“The Hunger Games”

“The Hunger Games” helped turn Jennifer Lawrence into an international star. She’s gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of the butt-kicking Katniss Everdeen. But the popular film was originally a book and in it, Everdeen is described as non-white with dark, olive skin. When it came time to find actors for the role, producers didn’t even think twice about having any race other in the lead role. The casting call went out asking for white women between the ages of 15 and 20.

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