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Kung fu references crop up a lot in black culture from Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon and Wesley Snipes' Blade films to hip-hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan. This translates to the UK too. Josh Toussaint-Strauss watched a lot of martial arts growing up and found that his family and friends all wanted to kick arse like Bruce Lee. So why do so many black people love Kung-Fu? Josh investigates. Subscribe to The Guardian on YouTube ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus Sign up for the Guardian documentaries newsletter ► https://www.theguardian.com/info/2016/sep/02/sign-up-for-the-guardian-documentaries-update The Guardian ► https://www.theguardian.com The Guardian YouTube network: Guardian News ► http://is.gd/guardianwires Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Sources Why Bruce Lee and kung fu films hit home with black audiences ► https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/jul/18/bruce-lee-films-black-audiences The Legend of RZA and The Last Airbender ► https://gimletmedia.com/shows/the-nod/n8hver?utm_source=gimletWebsite&utm_medium=copyShare&utm_campaign=gimletWebsite How Bruce Lee Used Kung Fu to Beat Bigotry ► https://www.thewrap.com/how-bruce-lee-used-kung-fu-to-break-color-lines-bigotry/ Black Audiences, Blaxploitation and Kung Fu Films, and Challenges to White Celluloid Masculinity ► https://works.bepress.com/sundiata_chajua/4/download/ From Kung Fu to Hip Hop: Globalization, Revolution, and Popular Culture ► https://muse.jhu.edu/book/5151 Kung Fu Cultural Revolution and Japanese Imperialism ► https://www.sunypress.edu/pdf/61386.pdf Why kung fu films have endured in Africa ► https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kung-fu-movies-africa_n_581a0bf1e4b092edafb59550 Don Cheadle on Kendrick Lamar’s “Kung Fu Kenny” Moniker ► https://www.thefader.com/2017/04/20/don-cheadle-confirms-kendrick-lamars-kung-fu-kenny-moniker-is-a-irush-hour-2i-reference The Story Behind The Get Down’s Kung Fu Connection ► https://www.vulture.com/2016/08/get-down-kung-fu-hip-hop.html Run Run Shaw and the Impact of Kung Fu Movies on Black America ► https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2014/01/09/run-run-shaw-and-the-impact-of-kung-fu-movies-on-black-america/ Celestial Pictures Shaw Brothers Universe ► https://www.youtube.com/user/CelestialPicturesLtd/videos The Shaws Shown on TV's Black Belt Theater DVD List ► http://www.shaolinchamber36.com/kungfufandom/index.php?/topic/15290-the-shaws-shown-on-tvs-black-belt-theater-drive-in-theater-dvd-list/ #blackhistorymonth #kungfu #blackculture
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