Why African-Americans identified with Bruce Lee and the underdog themes of Fist of Fury and many other Hong Kong martial arts films

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Why African-Americans identified with Bruce Lee and the underdog themes of Fist of Fury and many other Hong Kong martial arts films

It’s well known that African-Americans spurred the popularity of Hong Kong martial arts films in the United States, as well as the actual practice of martial arts in the country. But what was it that attracted them to the city’s kung fu movies?The answer is complex, and is tied in to the seismic social and political events that took place in America in the 1960s and 1970s.Racism played a big part – African-Americans needed to be able to defend themselves from violent racist attacks, and thought…

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