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    'Transracial' man, born white, says he feels Filipino

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ino/858043001/
    TAMPA, Fla. — Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino.

    He even drives what he calls a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines.

    Ja Du is part of a small but growing number of people who call themselves transracial. The term once referred only to someone (or a couple) of a one race adopting a child of another, but now it’s becoming associated with someone born of one race who identifies with another.

    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 ... nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.”

    the term transracial started to become more widely known after the much-publicized story of Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal, born white, identified as black and portrayed herself as such. She was even the president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP.

    More: Rachel Dolezal: I was ‘too black’ for my husband

    Now, Facebook groups dubbed transracial are popping up with dozens of members.
    Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.

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    I feel like we have had this for quite a while. I believe the politically incorrect term was wiggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    I feel like we have had this for quite a while. I believe the politically incorrect term was wiggers.
    I always thought a Wigger was a white woman who dated blacks.

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    Why is this news?
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    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    I'm going to identify as an Eskimo.

    They get a lot of fed contracts here lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Why is this news?
    I'm trying to increase membership to my transracial FB group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misfit View Post
    I'm trying to increase membership to my transracial FB group.
    Well, if it gets more action that your regular one, then good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    I just can't with these idiots anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Well, if it gets more action that your regular one, then good luck!
    Yeah, meatup was a horrible name for that group.
    Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.

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