‘Transracial’ Man Born White Says He Feels Filipino Inside

Posted On : 11/19/2017

TAMPA, FLORIDA — Leave it to FL to come up with a story like this. While you might think he’s joking about his misplaced racial heritage, he’s definitely serious.

He goes by the name Ja Du.

According to WWL-4 News, the man was born as a white male named Adam. However, now “transracial,” he considers himself Filipino at the core.

***Looks like someone needs a coupon for Ancestry.com for Christmas.***

Ja Du even drives a purple vehicle and calls it a Tuk Tuk — “an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines,” notes the source.


WWL-4 says the transracial community is small but growing.

In a similar manner that transgender people are born one gender and identify more with the other, transracial people are born one ethnicity, but identify more with another.

But you want to know why he says he’s Filipino?

According to the source, Ja Du grew up enjoying Filipino food, events, and the culture. The man mentions as follows.

“Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin. I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.”

***Reminds you of Rachel Dolezal, right? As a matter of fact, she’s probably more responsible for this “transracial” term Ja Du is using. She pulled it off so well, we didn’t even know she WASN’T Black.***


According to the source, Ja Du hasn’t told his family. He thinks they’ll laugh at the him. (Probably right.)

WWL-4 reports that he’s also transsexual and is thinking about changing his gender.

Regarding that, he has spoken to his family.

I think that we all have the freedoms to pursue happiness in our own ways,” says Ja Du.

…Well then …

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[Featured Photo via @KeithInTampa / Twitter]

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