Ja Du says he’s part of a growing community of people who consider themselves to be transracial. He says it’s not weird, he grew up liking Filipino food, events, and the culture in general.
“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.”
This sounds a lot like Rachel Dolezal. Remember her? She was born white, but identified as black and portrayed herself as such in public.
She was even the President of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Stacey Scheckner, a licensed psychologist from Washington University, says:
“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.”