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White-born man claims he's 'transracial,' identifies as Filipino

BY CAITLYN HITT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:44 AM

Now that's something you don't hear every day.

Ja Du recently sat down with WTSP to discuss his racial identity, telling the outlet that although he was born a white man named Adam, he feels Filipino. He now identifies as transracial.

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

"I'd watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigues me more but things about Filipino culture."

Although Ja Du can't change the way he presents outwardly, he's embraced all aspects of his identity as it relates to the way he lives his life.

He can often be found driving around his native Tampa, Fla., in a purple Tuk Tuk, a three-wheeled vehicle often used as public transportation in the Philippines.

Psychologist Stacey Scheckner told WTSP she's never had a client express a desire to change their race, but she has worked with a number of people who want to change their appearance in some way.

She told the publication anyone who feels drawn to another religion, race or culture should be encouraged to embrace those feelings and dive in completely.

"If someone feels that they feel at home with a certain religion, a certain race, a certain culture, I think that if that's who they really feel inside life is about finding out who you are. The more knowledge you have of yourself, the happier you can be," Scheckner said.


"And, as long as it's not hurting yourself or anyone else, I don't see a problem with that."

Ja Du has yet to come out to his family as transracial. He told WTSP he worries they won't take him seriously.

Scheckner had some wise words for family members and others who may be critical of Ja Du's identity.

"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? All they want to do is throw themselves into that culture and celebrate it," Scheckner added.

Ja Du told WTSP it's not his intention to appropriate anyone's culture or take advantage of things that may be offered to people of specific nationalities or races.

"I believe people will (take advantage) just like other people have taken advantage of their identity to get their way, but the difference between me and them Garin (Flowers, WTSP reporter) is that I don't want that. I think that we all have the freedoms to pursue happiness in our own ways," he said.

Ja Du isn't the first to come out publicly as transracial.

Perhaps the most notable transracial figure is Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, who was revealed to be a white woman presenting as black.
Here's a new one, new to me that is.
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Another letter for the LGBTQ community. Chew a prune, weirdos.
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I have typed then deleted several responses.

I'll leave it at 'a lot of people become transracial on Cinco De Mayo'.
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I still don't get why this kinda stuff bothers you guys so much.
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I still don't get why this kinda stuff bothers you guys so much.

It doesn't bother me at all. I don't mind reading about snowflakes, crybabies, and other weenies and their complexes. Does it bother you that people bring it up? I say that it does.
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It doesn't bother me Surly, I think it's funny.
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I still don't get why this kinda stuff bothers you guys so much.
It doesn't bother me. Why should it? To each their own.

The responses I deleted were all humor, and I was concerned that the humor wouldn't be understood. So instead I left it at the most mild thing that crossed my mind.
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what is 'white' and how does one identify with it?
seriously
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btw this not news but maybe should be in discussion section
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I still don't get why this kinda stuff bothers you guys so much.
Well I wouldn't care, but the government has been getting involved with this stuff on the trans issue, and they want to punish people for calling a man, a man, when he identifies as a woman.
So I imagine they will also give trans racial people these special privileges.

As long as people do strange shlt, the left will protect them and give them whatever they want. And punish those that don't respect their strange behavior.
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