Why so many black people love kung fu

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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.

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