On April 16th, 6 AM, Yan Yang, a 22 years old student from Jiangsu Province locked himself in his Texas apartment’s bathroom and ended his own life.
The night before this incident, Yan Yang still managed to complete his daily cleaning routine. Yan Yang tidied his kitchen perfectly and secretly set an alarm by himself and passed away quietly with excruciating pain. He has endured extreme pain and suffering that no one can bear in the last few hours of his life.
He was chosen out of the thousands of student pilots that applied in China. For him, blue skies and a prosperous future were awaiting.
However, pilot school USAA’s complete disregard of human rights, systematic racial discrimination, and the unfair treatment towards Chinese students in the aviation training courses has led to the death of this young dreamer. As a result, the only hope and future of the outstanding young pilot was ended. His family is now forever broken.
It is unbearable and full of despair for the aging parents of Yan Yang when they received the news that their only son committed suicide in protest of discrimination in the United States and his body needed to be picked up.
Until now, in regards to this incident, USAA hasn’t provided any condolences. Instead of responding to this incident, Yan Yang’s parents are now under USAA’s surveillance. They won’t allow her to talk to the press without filming.
We cannot imagine the desperateness that Yan Yang’s parents bear after losing their only son.
Today we are here to help to fundraise for the justice and righteousness for Yan Yang. This young pilot died due to systematic racial discrimination and months of humiliation, justice must be served!
We sincerely hope that we have your support for the parents in this difficult journey.