Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed I'm getting really sick of the blatant racism happening in this country right now. Not only are these people a-holes, they also lack reading comprehension. Both Rue and Thresh are described as having dark brown skin. I always pictured them black or at least non-white. In fact, when they were describing District 11 as crop pickers that were whipped, I was a little uncomfortable with the similarities to slavery. How anyone missed that they aren't white is beyond me. Also, the girl who played Rue was completely adorable and wonderful.