Tucker Talks to Ja Du, a White Person Who Identifies as a Filipino Woman
Tucker Carlson spoke with Ja Du, who identifies as a Filipino woman after being born a white man.
Du was born Adam Wheeler and grew up loving Filipino food and culture -- so much so Du now identifies as Filipino, even driving a purple motorized rickshaw Du called a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines.
“Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,” Du told WTSP. “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.”
The comments make Du a member of a small, but growing, community of people who consider themselves transracial -- meaning to be born one race but identify with another.
Du spoke about her mother, who she said is "still trying to come to the realization that I'm not exactly joking."Article continues below
"Filipino culture just kind of resonated with me," Du said.
Carlson asked about the societal change from believing race and gender were scientifically determined at birth to now seeming to be a "social construct."
Du said that "you're born who you are" and that you cannot physically change your ethnicity, but can still identify with another racial group or gender, and added that some on the progressive left tend to use identifiers like race and sex to "divide people."
"I just wish people would talk to each other [instead of pursuing conflict on such issues]," Du said.
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