November 14, 2017

White 'Transracial' Florida Man Identifies As Filipino

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

Florida man Ja Du is white, but says he identifies as Filipino. 

According to Ja Du he's part of a growing group who identifies as "transracial." 

Riding in a flamboyant purple vehicle, Ja Du shows up to a coffee shop to open up about his new identity.

Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino. Turns out the purple ride he drives around in is called a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines he says.

Ja Du is part of a small, but growing community of people who considers themselves transracial. It refers to someone born one race, but identifies with another.

Sound weird? Not to them. 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 you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.”

The left has been quick to embrace the choice to be transgender, yet seems to completely shun the choice to be transracial. 

Rachel Dolezal, a white woman living in Washington state, came under intense scrutiny when she revealed she is transracial. For years, Dolezal fooled people into thinking she was a black woman. She tanned her skin, permed her hair, and even led the NAACP Spokane chapter as the group's president. 

Dolezal and others who identify as transracial are frequently accused of "appropriating" culture by the left. 

Why is it appropriation when a person wants to live as a different race, but completely acceptable when a person wants to live as a different gender?

In some ways, it actually makes more sense to identify with other races than it does to identify with other genders as race is closely related to culture. It's easy for many people to enjoy, and identify with, cultural foods and practices that are typically associated with specific ethnic groups. 

Mainstream pundits have yet to weight in on Ja Du. But he's in for treatment that's anything like what Dolezal endured, he better buckle up for a bumpy ride. 

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commented 2017-11-15 11:20:57 -0500
“Drew Wakariuk commented 10 hours ago
Still waiting for an excuse from the left why a person can pick their gender identity despite biology, but cannot pick their racial identity despite biology?”

Actually, there are a lot of cases where there’s significant discretion in case of ambiguity. “mixed” people have long had to choose which they identify with. Culture isn’t genetic.
commented 2017-11-15 11:17:43 -0500
Maurice/Bernice thanks for laugh!
commented 2017-11-15 10:46:06 -0500
Hey, this is great news!!! It explains a lot, and opens up amazing avenues of opportunity for me.

I love basketball, baseball, and football, but really don’t give a rat’s patoot for that most whitest of sports, hockey.
I love N’Awlins style blues and jazz, but think country music sucks.
I have an affinity for collard greens, johnny cake, grits, fried chicken, BBQ ox tails, cobbler, and watermelon.
I was really good at hoops for my size, with a trophy case full of individual and team trophies, plaques, medals, and awards collected into my mid 40’s to prove it.

I therefore always claimed that I was meant to be a 6’10" southern black man, with junk to rival or exceed Drew’s, and not the skinny 5’10" honky that society, with all its social constructs, made me believe that I am. (I used to claim that I must have been switched at birth, but Mom didn’t think that was very funny.) But now I have my real answer!! I’m TRANS-RACIAL !!!

As to the opportunity I mentioned? I believe the NBA owes me 20 years worth of top-tier pay because they adhered to those same social constructs and wouldn’t let me play. Any good civil liberties lawyer who believes in trans-racialism should be able to collect this for me. If I could also claim that I am gay, transgender, queer, or some other segment of the alphabet-soupers, it would be a slam dunk in court.

But, alas, I like girls…
commented 2017-11-15 04:05:22 -0500
Ja Du… And which, if any, of the Filipino dialects do you speak?… Or are you just playing B.S. games?…
commented 2017-11-15 01:25:55 -0500
Still waiting for an excuse from the left why a person can pick their gender identity despite biology, but cannot pick their racial identity despite biology?
commented 2017-11-15 01:24:39 -0500
To hell with actual Biology, i identify as having 13" junk.
commented 2017-11-15 00:59:34 -0500
Well now, I now self identify as a Treaty 8 aboriginal & demand a tax refund for the last 12 years! Damn! I now feel entitled & underprivileged. – sometimes I have inclinations to do Viking war against that French POS TruDope … hmmm?
commented 2017-11-14 22:44:42 -0500
This is what happens when someone opens the farm yard gate, all the animals run crazy.
commented 2017-11-14 22:44:20 -0500
That’s hilarious Bernice. You made my day. Quack, quack.
commented 2017-11-14 22:15:42 -0500
Of course, since all self-identification is based on feelings, and therefore by it’s very nature permanently fluid, who knows how I’ll self-identify tomorrow.
commented 2017-11-14 22:05:55 -0500
commented 2017-11-14 20:56:25 -0500
Yes, Tammie, Maurice is OK, but I will also answer to the name, Bernice.
commented 2017-11-14 20:50:18 -0500
Maurice Potvin, lol. Do we still call you Maurice?!
commented 2017-11-14 20:08:59 -0500
I’m trans-species AND trans-gendered. I no longer self-identify as a straight Metis male. I now self-identify as preoperative lesbian mallard duck, and from now on I expect you all to refer to me as such.
commented 2017-11-14 18:42:42 -0500
Due to a minor blood line, I now self identify as Treaty 7, instead of White. When does the CRA start refunding me taxes paid over the past 48 years plus interest?
commented 2017-11-14 18:27:53 -0500
Well, Ja Du has a bumpy road ahead, the left tend to cannibalize their own.
commented 2017-11-14 17:39:55 -0500
… What is real and true means nothing to the Left. There is only what feels good at the moment. Next year, this man might feel like he is a dog.
… And, university professors will be forced to call him Rover.