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The Bubble: An American Phenomenon

The Bubble: An American Phenomenon

By Gloria Lee with co-host, Latrice Torres
A crown of injustice sits on Black American heads shining bright for all the world to see and far too often, White America is dazed and confused at the sight. Claiming to have no idea how we have arrived here, White America asserts to have been "living in a bubble" when injustice suddenly slaps them in the face and pops that bubble of oblivion. This podcast is intended to be the needle that can pop that bubble without a major event as the catalyst. Join us as we discuss our country's racial history and current reality, provoking ideas for real action towards restorative justice.
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The Bubble Episode 4 - From Medical Distrust to Medical Fear
In this episode the conversation from the previous podcast is continued...while episode 3 explored the complicated and horrific relationship Black Americans have had, and in a sense, continue to have, with the medical community, this episode expands on that history that has evolved the relationship into fear for many. Gloria and Latrice get candid and personal while advancing towards the impact this has on black women.  If you want to leave a voice message for us, please do! We may either include it in a future episode or address it within our conversation. It can be anything - your perspective, commentary, questions, etc.
43:05
June 4, 2021
The Bubble Episode 3 - Medical Distrust in Black Culture
Without slavery the American experiment would have failed. American medicine would never have evolved without the presence of available black bodies. The atrocities that have been done to black Americans in the name of science has never been debated - it is an unspoken fact. The operative word being unspoken.  Healthcare disparity in the black community was born out of a systematic structure that was built to use us even in death. A valuable source. An ends to the means. Yet again another avenue in which we were not seen as human. Gloria and Latrice talk about this matter in terms of history and present day.
01:02:56
May 28, 2021
The Bubble Episode 2 - THE Verdict & The Mental Toll
Racism is a charge on America’s soul. With the George Floyd verdict there is a sense of accountability versus justice. Initially, it felt like a win...but was it? The pain that racism has inflicted on the psyche of minorities in America has yet to be addressed. We tend to focus on what’s happening to us physically while not paying enough attention to the impact on our mind and spirit.  Join Gloria and Latrice as they discuss not being okay, why that is, and what we each can do to take steps towards addressing this reality through education and activation.
49:48
May 1, 2021
The Bubble Episode 1 - What is the Bubble?
America has been repeatedly presented with opportunities to make amends with its racial history. The crown of injustice that has been placed on Black American heads is shining bright for all the world to see and far too often, White America sits dazed and confused at the sight. Claiming to have no idea how we have arrived here, White America asserts to have been "living in a bubble" when injustice suddenly slaps them in the face and pops that bubble of oblivion. This podcast is intended to be the needle that can pop that bubble without a major event as the catalyst. Come with us as we discuss issues within and between cultures in our nation, facing our country's racial history and current reality, and hopefully provoke ideas for real action towards restorative justice. Remember, if you don’t know your history you are bound to repeat it. If you want to leave a voice message for us, please do! We may either include it in a future episode or address it within our conversation. It can be anything - your perspective, commentary, questions, etc. 
34:06
April 16, 2021