White Man Thinks He’s a Filipino Woman

ashley.rae | November 13, 2017

If you thought the case of Rachel Dolezal wasn’t weird enough, there is now a disturbing case of a white man who actually believes he’s both Filipino and a woman.

WTSP discovered the case of Adam, who believes he is really truly a Filipino (technically, a Filipina) named Ja Du.

Explaining how he came to be transracial, Ja Du explained, “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.”

While speaking to WTSP, Ja Du compared being transracial to being gay.

“I believe that we all have the freedoms to pursue happiness in our own ways. We can pursue intimacy with whatever partner we want,” he said

Ja Du also compared his situation to white people who act like they’re black.

“I first became aware of the identity or how I was, it kind of came in the form of a memory. I was remembering whenever I was like a younger kid, and you know kids my age were listening to rap music and Eminem, and you know, despite what their skin color was, being white, they would act as if they were of African-American descent and they were abused for it and persecuted for it by their parents,” he said.

In order to express his Filipino culture, Ja Du drives a purple Tuk Tuk, which is reportedly used for public transportation in the Philippines.

In terms of whether Ja Du will live his life as a Filipina instead of a Filipino, WTSP notes:

That brings up another major change with Ja Du. He is also transsexual and is considering changing his gender as well. He has spoken to his mom and family about that.

Psychologist Stacey Scheckner told WTSP that Ja Du's beliefs about his body are part of him expressing his happiness.

“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,” she said.

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