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Source – Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino.
He even drives what he calls a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines.
Ja Du is part of a small but growing number of people who call themselves transracial. The term once referred only to someone (or a couple) of a one race adopting a child of another, but now it’s becoming associated with someone born of one race who identifies with another.
Ja Du says he grew up enjoying Filipino food, events and the overall culture.
“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 … nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.”
the term transracial started to become more widely known after the much-publicized story of Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal, born white, identified as black and portrayed herself as such. She was even the president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP.
OOHH Jesus. Seriously?
I have an aunt that loves Native Canadian art, wears moccasins, and traditional native garb and loves it. She, however, has at least one foot based in reality and knows she’s not native because that would be crazy.
I know genetically and chemically speaking identifying as a man or women is legit but identifying as a different race has to bullshit.
That’s a person that needs to see someone and just admit he likes Filipino shit way more than western shit. Period, stop.
You can no more be Trans-Racial than you can think you were born to be a root vegetable or a Camaro. I watch a shit pile of Top Gear, but it doesn’t mean I’m a super-charged dune buggy.
Fill your trans-racial boots bud. When you get up and go to bed, you’re a thick white dude, but sure, we will call you Ja Du.