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Elsewhere: a while back I expressed concern about some of the racial stuff in The Hunger Games. There was a purity streak to the palest, whitest characters in the book, and characters said things about Rue's district that were weirdly reminiscent of the stuff slaveowners used to say 'round about 1850. Troubling? It's reflective of the same kind of semi-thinking racism that prompted many fans to complain about nonwhite casting. But was it malicious? I'm tempted to say no, now, that I've heard about this fucking book Save The Pearls. KILL IT WITH FIRE.