Recently, I attended a conference on race and medicine. As part of his presentation, one of the participants showed a slide of an invitation for a social event that had been sent out by an Indiana medical society. The theme of the event was “Jungle Fever.” The announcement showed a white couple, dressed in safari garb, in a boiling cauldron of water. They were surrounded by a monkey eating bananas and a black man with a bone in his nose. The black man was looking at the couple wit...
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