The perfect human is Puerto Rican

Recent news of James Watson’s auction of his Nobel Prize medal has unearthed a very unpleasant memory for me.

In March 2004 I attended an invitation only genomics meeting at the famed Banbury Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. I had heard legendary stories about Banbury, and have to admit I felt honored and excited when I received the invitation. There were rumors that sometimes James Watson himself would attend meetings. The emails I received explaining the secretive policies of the Center only added to the allure. I felt that I had received an invitation to the genomics equivalent of Skull and Bones.

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Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: the racially charged rise of a demagogue

Donald Trump ‘was the firestarter’ when he called for the death penalty in the 1989 Central Park jogger case, says Yusef Salaam, one of the wrongfully convicted Central Park Five: ‘To see that he has not changed his position of being a hateful person … what would this country look like with Donald Trump being the president? I can’t even imagine’

Taco Salads, Strawberries and the GOP Leader’s Visit To Congress

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez: I gave a speech this morning on the House Floor welcoming the new leader of the Republican Party to Capitol Hill and showing him what is on the menu in the cafeterias today — taco salads (the food Republicans eat to show their love for The Hispanics) and strawberries (which almost certainly were picked and packed by undocumented farmworkers), which is a little ironic given that the GOP now wants to deport 11 million people, mostly Latinos, from the U.S.