‘Transracial’ man born white feels like he is Filipino.https://t.co/pgiRKWiZIq pic.twitter.com/yFAEMEwENC
— 10News WTSP (@10NewsWTSP) 13 November 2017
A man in Florida who was born as white now identifies as Filipino as part of an allegedly growing “transracial” community.
Yes Du, a Florida man who was given the name Adam at birth, now considers himself Filipino, according to WTSP.
Yes, Du said that he was a part of a growing “transracial” community in which people are born into a race, but identify with the other.
Yes, Du said that he really identifies with the Filipino culture, adding that when he is around his music and his food, “I feel as if I am in my own skin.”
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“I would watch The History Channel sometimes for hours you know when it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more, but things about the Filipino culture,” Yes, Du said of his upbringing.
Yes, Du said he has not told his family yet, because he thinks that they make you laugh him off, but a licensed psychologist, told WTSP that if a person really feels about themselves and they recognize it, “the happier you can be” with yourself.
“If someone feels that they feel at home with a certain religion, a certain race, a certain culture, I think that if that is who they really feel inside, life is about finding who you are,” Dr. Stacey Scheckner said. “The more knowledge you have of yourself, the happier you can be.”
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Schnecker, they have not yet had customers who wanted to change their race, but said that before people insulted about the idea of the change of races, “should We take a step back and think about what the damage is.”
“If that’s what they are, and they want to celebrate it and enjoy, then you have to think what the damage is it doing? All they want to do is throw themselves into that culture, and celebrate,” the psychologist told WTSP.
In addition to the identification of a Filipino, Yes Du also says he is transgender which can be defined as “a desire to assume the physical characteristics and gender role of the opposite sex.”
“I think that we all have the freedom to pursue happiness in our own ways,” Yes, Du told the news outlet.
Yes Du, the transition to a Filipino comes more than a year after it was discovered that the former Spokane NAACP director Rachel Dolezal — born to a white woman is seen as black.