Amandla Stenberg aka Rue from “Hunger Games”, breaks down Black culture appropriation

Happy Friday!

This morning I ran across this video from young actress Amandla Stenberg and my heart filled with all kinds of happiness. In less than 5 minutes she broke down Black culture appropriation, and called out several stars that imitate Black culture, but don’t want to be Black. Hearing this come from the actress that played Rue is even more significant because she faced huge backlash for playing a character that was assumed to be white (if you actually read the book you know she was black). People actually boycotted Hunger Games because a character they adored was Black. It’s refreshing to see that this young sister has found a voice and used it in the most eloquent way.

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