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Where The Killing Of A Fictional Black Child Exposes How We Feel About The Killing Of A Real Black Child

March 26th, 2012 | 21 comments | Posted by Jen

I saw The Hunger Games Friday afternoon, and it was good. Just good. But the part that got to me, of course, was when Rue was killed. When it happened, the first thing I thought was, She is Trayvon Martin. She was a child. She was hunted. She was hunted by aggressors much more powerful than she. She dies from a wound to the chest. In a society that allows the murder of its own children.

Then I read the racist reactions to Rue and her character’s death, which range from Continue reading Where The Killing Of A Fictional Black Child Exposes How We Feel About The Killing Of A Real Black Child

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