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— by Jian DeLeon: Bruce Lee’s first student in America was black. His name was Jesse Glover, and the two met when Lee was living in Seattle. What spurred Glover to learn kung fu was an act of police brutality, an issue that unfortunately continues to disproportionately affect black men today. Be Water, the ESPN documentary chronicling Lee’s life, directed by Bao Nguyen, establishes Lee and Glover’s relationship as one of cultural exchange, where the roles of student and teacher go both ways…

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