White man identifies as 'transracial' Filipino

Joann Johnston
November 14, 2017

Ja Du is part of a small, but growing community of people who considers themselves transracial.

He also confessed that he is often binge-watching the History Channel, but nothing has "intrigued" him more than the Filipino history and culture.

'Whenever I'm around the music, around the food, I feel like I'm in my own skin, ' he said to WTSP.

He rides around Tampa, Florida, in a purple three-wheeled mini vehicle called a Tuk Tuk, which is used for public transportation in the Philippines, the station said.

Ja Du added: 'My family knows about my transsexuality but they don't know anything about this'. However, it is worth noting that Filipino is an ethnicity, not a race, so claiming that you're transracial just because you identify as Filipino is a big nonsense.

Pictured, Ja Du Transracial Florida man who feels Filipino.

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Reiterated the transracial, 'If that's who they are and they want to celebrate it and enjoy it, then you have to think what harm is it doing?

Adam - sorry Ja Du - says he has always had a natural affinity with Filipino culture.

Ja Du said that he worries how others will react to him living as a Filipino man, but wants people to understand he's honest.

Ja Du is absolutely aware that some people may intentionally question him and even accuse him of cultural appropriation.

"Ja Du says he has yet to come out to his family as Filipino, because he's anxious they'll laugh at him".

Du agrees. "I think if you're unhappy with who you are and you change yourself for the better and that makes you happy, you know, go for it", Du said.

In 2015, Rachel Dolezal created controversial headlines after it was revealed that despite having been the head of her local branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coluored People) in Spokane, Washington, she had been born into a white family.

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