oh my god it is not impossible or even nearly impossible for katniss to be white. she could have been mixed or “half white” okay, but she was definitely not white. quoting straight from the books here:
"I watch as Gale pulls out his knife and slices the bread. He could be my brother. Straight black hair, olive skin, we even have the same grey eyes. Most of the families who work the mines resemble one another this way."
It then goes on to state:
"That’s why my mother and Prim, with their light hair and blue eyes, always look out of place. They are."
This is quoted from The Hunger Games, Scholastic paperback boxset edition page 9. Note the description of both Katniss’ and Gale’s skin tone. Olive. Not white. Olive. Note as well that most people in District 12 have this same look, meaning that most people there are not white either. It is wholly possible for non-white people to have blonde hair and blue eyes anyway. Plus, this is a work of fiction. You wanna tell me how someone can have naturally pink hair it’s okay but the moment a non-white person has family members who are blonde it’s unrealistic for them to be anything but white?
It is also wholly possible for some people in a family to not be blonde while others are. Hell, in my family one of my little brothers has blonde hair while I have brown and my mom’s is jet black. Neither of my parents are blonde.
And just in case you’re not clear on that whole “olive skin” and what that means, well, here’s the wikipedia definition of what olive skin is:
[Olive skin] is often associated with pigmentation in the Type IV to Type V range of the Fitzpatrick scale.
Type IV coloration is frequent among populations from the Mediterranean and parts of Latin America.It corresponds with moderate brown, typical Mediterranean skin tones. …
Type V coloration is frequent among populations from the Middle East, parts of Latin America, parts of Africa, and the Indian subcontinent.It corresponds with dark brown, Middle Eastern skin tones.
So olive skin is moderate to dark brown. Not white. Katniss is not white, Gale is not white, and hell, even most of District 12 is not white. And if you want my personal opinion as to what their race truly was? My speculation is that most of District 12 was Native American.