Students pray to ‘Mama Earth’ in required ‘structural racism’ class at UCLA med school


UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine recently had a pagan-like prayer to “Mama Earth” during a mandatory “structural racism” class that students took part in during a lecture.  

According to a letter obtained by Fox Digital, the UCLA Jewish Faculty Resilience Group (JFRG) spoke to a number of students who were witnesses to the “mama earth” prayer and the JFRG called for an “urgent and thorough external review” to end any “political indoctrination” in the class’ curriculum. 

“We write to bring to your attention disturbing events that unfolded two days ago on the UCLA campus… based on the first-hand eyewitness reports presented to us by multiple first-year students,” the letter stated, signed by Professors Kira Stein and Elina Veytsman from the medical center and David Mimmer from UCLA law school. 

The letter went on to describe the prayer, saying that the lecturer “instructed students to touch the floor, ‘mama earth with a fist’ while she made a ‘non-secular’ prayer to ‘mama earth’ and our ‘ancestors.'”

A witness of the prayer who spoke to Fox told the outlet, “I was very deeply offended and disgusted.”

“She starts with like ‘Thank you, Creator. Thank you for this day of life.’ And then she starts praying to like the spirits mom and stuff,” the witness stated. “It was crazy.”

The lecturer also told students to get on the floor in order to participate in the prayer. “It’s quite disturbing but also hilarious, actually.”

“I think even probably all students who stood up there [during the prayer], a good number felt unsettled regardless of your religious persuasion,” the individual added. “I think a lot of students have the sense that this is weird or out of place.

Las Vegas News Magazine

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