“His interactions with so many different people and his willingness to learn helped him become a good ally,” Nguyen said of Lee.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee on the set of Game of Death.
His mother, Grace Ho, was of European descent and because he wasn’t fully Chinese, Lee endured bullying as a child.
In “Enter the Dragon,” Lee, who produced and starred in the film, showed the symbiotic relationship between colonialism and racism, Maeda said.
It included direct references to police harassment of black people and also the black martial arts movement.