Yesterday, the internet exploded with outrage over racist remarks made over Twitter about the casting of Rue and Cinna for the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. In one of many posts or articles, Dodai Stewart at jezebel.com collects most of the tweets that include not only disappointment in the casting but also comments that spark racial controversy. I want to take a look at the original source and clear statements from the author and director before addressing the question of intentional race in writing, specifically in fantasy and science fiction. There are two clear statements made in Suzanne Collins‘ book that contain direct content about physical appearance. Collins introduces Cinna when she writes, “…Cinna’s close-cropped  hair appears to be its natural shade of brown…The…