'Transracial' white Florida man says he identifies as Filipino

Angelo Anderson
November 14, 2017

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.

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

"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".

Despite individuals such as Dolezal and Ja Du saying they feel more inclusive to an ethnic race than they were actually born into, many who might give a pass to transgender folk identifying as the gender other they were born with, continue to challenge the ability of one's ability to usurp their identity simply on ethnicity.

Besides the name change, Ja Du said he embraces the new identity by driving a purple Tuk Tuk.

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.

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

She was forced to step down after it was revealed she was a white woman.


Tampa-based psychologist Stacey Schreckner said she had not encountered a client wanting to change their race.

He added: "If you're unhappy with who you are and you change things for the better then go for it".

She continued: "And, as long as it's not hurting yourself or anyone else, I don't see a problem with that". And while Dolezal received much criticism, Scheckner believes everyone should be more understanding. "All they want to do is throw themselves into that culture and celebrate it".

Pictured, Ja Du Transracial Florida man who feels Filipino.

He's even gone so far as creating a Facebook page and community for other people who believe that they are not the race that they have lived with. He has spoken to his mom and family about that.

However, there were many people who criticized Ja Du for his revelation and took to Twitter to voice their opinions.

"I don't want that", he said. "I think that we all have the freedoms to pursue happiness in our own ways", he said.

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