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Yukai Yang Tried to Slowly Kill His Black College Roommate

Yang's hatred almost killed his roommate. He now faces attempted murder charges.

In April of 2018, police investigated, former Dean's List college chemistry major, Yukai Yang at Pennsylvania's Lehigh University for writing "N***er Get Out of Here" on Juwan Royal's, his Black roommate, personal belongings. Yang was connected to the crime because his handwriting on a written statement to police matched the racist graffiti found on Royal's belongings, police said. But he didn't stop there. The student also tried to murder the Lehigh University graduate.

Yang, a Chinese national in the United States on a student visa, tried to poison his longtime Lehigh University roommate with thallium. It's a toxic metal once used to kill rats.

He now faces attempted murder charges along with the ethnic intimidation, institutional vandalism and criminal mischief charges he faced from vandalizing Royal's things with racial slurs.

Police uncovered the murder plot when they noticed that Royal didn't look well. In fact, Royal disclosed that he had been ill for some time. In March, he contacted the police after uncontrollably vomiting. Law enforcement officials said Royal told investigators he remembered drinking from a bottle and his tongue started to burn. A series of blood tests were ran on the victim and it was discovered that there was an increased level of thallium in his blood. Thallium is banned in the United States. Yang had also tampered with Royal's milk and mouthwash.

Yang was confronted with the findings and he admitted that he had purchased the outlawed substance online. Allegedly, Yang was "committing suicide" if his grades dropped.

Why would he not poison his own beverage? Was he going to use his roommate's water, mouthwash and milk to do it?

Yang is currently being held at the Northampton County Prison on $200,000 bail and now faces up to life in prison if convicted of the attempted murder charge.

Royal has since graduated, but is still suffering from the effects of what his treacherous, hateful things his roommate did to him.

The Conversation (9)
22 Dec, 2018

he need to never see day

Abrianna Scarborough22 Dec, 2018

bigot 🖕🖕

votetocorrect22 Dec, 2018
Charge Yukai Yang with a Hate Crime and send him away for life!
22 Dec, 2018

Sadly, there are a good number of Chinese who think they are whit

marl112305 Jan, 2019

One sad part of this story is that Yang is probably a good young man. However, he had alot of negative stereotypes and views about black people from incorrect source. It seems as if Yang forgot to indulge himself in the full college experience (i.e learn about other cultures)

04 Jan, 2019

the problem with most of these responses is that some people are still making as if one race is better than the other!!!! Not one group of people is any greater than the other because they are Black, White, Asian, Filipino, Pacific Islander and so on. What makes one great is what they do as individuals and the entire race cannot take credit for it!!!! Everyone will not do what is right and the entire race cannot be blamed for it!!!! God does not judge everyone based on someone else’s actions, it’s a personal walk

Curtis gease24 Dec, 2018

if you look a history the Chinese have a longer history then the European. They think they were better than anybody. if you look at why Japan attacked the us .then you will see how they think of the us.there are lunatics in all humans

TRACI22 Dec, 2018

I truly don't understand stand why SOME Asians, particularly Chinese and Filipinos, don't realize they no better than Black people. This has been my experience. Sad.

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David Steven Bell, 51, is home with his family after punching an 11-year-old Black child in the face this past weekend in an Asheville mall. He was arrested, charged with three counts of assault and released in about a 24-hour period. His court date is Feb. 5.

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King's remarks are "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse," tweeted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wants to know why white nationalists and white supremacists are getting a bad rep.

"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?" King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"

The far-right lawmaker is at the forefront of supporting the Trump administration's anti-immigration policies and the push to end birthright citizenship. As a matter of fact, King credits himself with getting Trump onboard.

"Donald Trump came to Iowa as a real non-ideological candidate," King said, in the Times interview. He said he told Trump, "I market-tested your immigration policy for 14 years, and that ought to be worth something."

King has previously, on the House floor, shown a model of a 12-foot border wall he had designed.

Thursday afternoon he released a statement on Twitter "clarify" his comments on white supremacy and white nationalism.

"I want to make one thing abundantly clear; I reject those labels and the evil ideology" represented by those terms. "I am simply a Nationalist," he wrote.

"I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives." Like the Founding Fathers, he wrote, "I am an advocate for Western Civilization's values."

But let's look at King's track record.

In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, consumers and employees pushed back against companies donating to King's campaign in November. He is known for his association with white nationalists, even retweeting a Nazi sympathizer.

(But residents of Iowa still re-elected him for another term.)

King endorsed, Faith Goldy, an openly white supremacist candidate for mayor of Toronto. He often praises far-right politicians and groups in other countries.

In September, during a European trip financed by From the Depths — a Holocaust memorial group — King actually met with members of a far-right Austrian party with historical ties to Nazis for an interview on their anti-Semitic propaganda website. The meeting was just a day after ending a five-day trip to Jewish and Holocaust historical sites in Poland, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

"In an interview with a website associated with the party, King declared that 'Western civilization is on the decline,' spoke of the replacement of white Europeans by immigrants and criticized Hungarian American financier George Soros, who has backed liberal groups around the world," according to The Washington Post.

In December 2017, King shared a story on Twitter written by the Voice of Europe and quoted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who said, "Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one."

King added to the tweet: "Diversity is not our strength."

Members of Congress are condemning his recent comments.

"Everything about white supremacy and white nationalism goes against who we are as a nation," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif.), said, in a statement. "Steve's language is reckless, wrong, and has no place in our society. The Declaration of Independence states that 'all men are created equal.' That is a fact. It is self-evident."

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney tweeted that King's remarks are "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse."

"Dear Steve King (@SteveKingIA): FYI this is one reason you get bad search results when people type your name in Google," Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), tweeted.

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