It’s a matter of life and death. This past year has led to many important conversations around race in this country, but one that has been overlooked — despite being worsened by the pandemic — is the jarring racial disparity in U.S. health care. As The Carlos Watson Show prepares to launch Season Three, we’re exploring the biggest issues in health.
It’s time for #RealTalk and #RealChange. Why do Black people distrust the medical system? Why do white doctors believe racist myths? Should there be all-Black hospitals? The racial inequities in America’s health care system have been on display more than ever in the past year, and they cry out for bold questions and creative solutions. In this special, we hear from policymakers, medical professionals and patients about what needs to change.
We were thrilled to have Sen. Cory Booker join us for the special to discuss his efforts to secure greater equity for mothers across the country. Interested in more of his ideas? In Season One of The Carlos Watson Show, the New Jersey senator discussed everything from the major political issues facing America to the ups and downs of his relationship with Rosario Dawson.
Celebrities are not immune to the complications and injustices of pregnancy. In her episode, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore opens up about how she “nearly died” having her daughter, Brooklyn, and how that experience is informing her decision about having another child. Hear her full story now.
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When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the show, she talked at length about the stark racial disparities she saw in COVID-19 cases in Michigan. She credited her chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, a Black woman and ER doctor, for bringing this to her attention early, leading Michigan to release the demographic data and lead the way in addressing racial disparities.
Model and activist Christy Turlington Burns took action after her own pregnancy struggles by founding Every Mother Counts, an organization that works to make childbirth safer for mothers across the globe. “It's a daily grind to get people to think about … a system that is systemically racist … that is not pro-woman, that is not pro-family,” she says. What can you do to improve this issue?
Finally, we are so excited to announce that we get to keep having these important conversations. Season Three of The Carlos Watson Show debuts on Monday, March 29. Subscribe to our YouTube channel now for exclusive previews and be the first to learn when it comes out!