I will admit that I have NOT read the books. However, that is not the point. The racist responses to this phenomenal movie are simply a disgrace. Since when is it okay to be blatantly racist? Furthermore, since when is it acceptable to be privately racist? Twitter handles, Facebook posts, and other venues display racist comments regarding the characters of Rue and Thresh, among others. It is quite saddening and disrespectful to those who have fought, and still continue to fight to make this world a place where all people are valued and dignified no matter what one’s race is. However, despite the action of a few individuals, Erik Kain reminds of how they can be seen in a positive light in his post Racist Reaction to “The Hunger Games’ Reminds Us That Free Speech Is A Good Thing”. Although I agree that by voicing their opinions for the world to see, individuas reveal their true personality, we must continue to move forward and not backwards. The Twitter comments and the Facebook posts demonstrate how far we still have to go. Let us not stop loving each other and seeing the value of each and every person we come into contact with, even those who make racist comments.