‘(N-Word) Get Out of Here’: Black Student Targeted With Racist Graffiti Didn’t Know His Roommate Was Slowly Poisoning Him

When college student Juwan Royal discovered someone had trashed his dorm room, he had no idea it was Yukai Yang. Because the two had been friends and roommates for years, Royal never thought that Yang would call him the n-word. Even after Yang discovered racist graffiti in the room he and Royal shared, he didn’t think Yang would try to hurt him. But most of all, Royal had no idea Yang was slowly poisoning him. According to the Morning Call, months after Pennsylvania prosecutors charged Yang with defacing Royal’s property with racial slurs, officials charged the 22-year-old with the attempted murder of his roommate at Lehigh University by allegedly using one of the most toxic poisons known to man.
In April, Royal, who is a senior at Lehigh, discovered that someone had broken into his room while he was out and written “NIGGER GET OUT OF HERE” on his desk. Police noted the culprit had also defaced Royal’s television after Yang, who was rooming with Royal in a house that had been converted into student housing, reported the vandalism. When police took a statement from Yang, they noticed his handwriting was curiously similar to the racial epithets, Lehigh Valley Live reports. After investigating a little further, authorities eventually charged Yang with ethnic intimidation, institutional vandalism and criminal mischief, all misdemeanors. Yang, who was also a senior chemistry major at Lehigh, was suspended from the Bethlehem, Pa., school and banned from campus.

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