Transracial Filipino man says "I feel like I'm in my own skin"

Adam Wheeler who now goes as Ja Du considers himself to be from the Philippines and drives around in a Tuk Tuk- a vehicle used for public transit in the country

Dolezal, who now goes by the name Nkechi Amare Diallo, was outed to the media by her parents after she reported nine hate crimes against her. From a young age, Ja Du said he was drawn to the country's food and traditions.

Du loves Filipino cuisine, cultural events and even drives a Tuk Tuk, a small three-wheeled "auto rickshaw" commonly driven in the Philippines and other parts of Asia and Central America. "I'd watch the History Channel, sometimes for hours. nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture", he said.

Adam - sorry Ja Du - says he has always had a natural affinity with Filipino culture.

Ja Du is one of them who consider themselves as transracial, which is now referred to a person born of one race and identifies with another race. "Before the doctors that I send them to do any type of physical changes to their body, they go through a long process with me and actually most the people, they are not upset about it because they want to make sure that they're doing the right thing". "I think that we all have the freedoms to pursue happiness in our own ways", he said.

Ja Du's transracial identity is not the first case to garner media attention.

Perhaps the most notable transracial figure is Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, who was revealed to be a white woman presenting as black.

'If I would have had time to really, you know, discuss my identity, ' Dolezal told the BBC at the time. And black is a culture, a philosophy, a political and social view'.

"Ja Du says he has yet to come out to his family as Filipino, because he's anxious they'll laugh at him".

He told the station that while he hasn't yet told his family about being transracial over concerns they'll laugh at him, Ja Du did say he's transsexual and is considering changing his gender - and has spoken to his family about that issue.

White people, come get your boy. Or stay home, work on a sugar plantation, and be shot for organizing your fellow workers. Hypocrites. You idiots opened this box of idiocy now you can close it.

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