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Why so many black people love kung fu

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My Tribe T.V
02 Nov 2019

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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Knotty
Knotty 8 months ago

Even though a lot of Asians are racists, I still watch kung fu movies on a regular.

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Dangerous Television
Dangerous Television 8 months ago

Who remember the kung fu shoes? We was wearing them out back in the day.

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My Tribe T.V
My Tribe T.V 8 months ago

Lol

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