Intersectionality

Authorities in Irvine are describing an attack by an Asian man against a black teenager and his older brother as a completely unprovoked hate crime.

“The two victims are really nice, good people. They didn’t know the suspect. They didn’t provoke the suspect,” Irvine police spokeswoman Farrah Emami said. “They were innocent victims in this case. They didn’t do anything wrong.”

The suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with what police say is a racially motivated attack with a metal pipe on a 16-year-old student and his older sibling outside Irvine High School, police said.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hate-crime-irvine-20160331-story.html

A former Lehigh University student from China who was already facing ethnic intimidation charges against a black dormitory roommate is now accused of attempted homicide by trying to slowly poison him.

Pennsylvania prosecutors said Thursday that Yukai Yang, 22, allegedly poisoned his Lehigh roommate, Juwan Royal, also 22, whose blood tested positive for the chemical thallium after he reported becoming increasingly sick. Yang, a chemistry major, gained access to the toxic chemical that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. In May, Yang was charged with ethnic intimidation, institutional vandalism and criminal mischief after he scrawled the n-word on a desk in the room he shared with Royal, who is black.

https://www.newsweek.com/lehigh-university-poison-racist-chinese-roommate-thallium-student-chemistry-1267405