Posted on April 5, 2024

UCLA Medical School’s ‘Structural Racism’ Class Featured ‘Quite Disturbing’ Prayer to Pagan God: Witness

Hannah Grossman, Fox News, April 4, 2024

A mandatory “structural racism” class at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA led a prayer to Mother Earth, which disturbed some who attended the lecture.

The UCLA Jewish Faculty Resilience Group spoke to numerous witnesses from the lecture and penned a letter to the administration Friday, calling for an “urgent and thorough external review” of its curriculum to put an end to “political indoctrination.”


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

The end of the class featured an additional prayer to the pagan deity, this time asking them to stand up. {snip}


UCLA began implementing a new curriculum called HEALS in 2020. The entire first year of medical school has a particular focus on “Structural Racism and Health Equity.” The curriculum was “redesigned” “to empower students to become physicians committed to… advocac[y] and humanistic care.”

“Diversity isn’t a buzzword. It’s a requirement to treat our communities with clinical excellence. Our community is made up of talented leaders who care deeply and work to impact the world for good. We have a collective commitment to combat structural racism. That commitment spans healthcare, education, and our society at large,” UCLA says about the equity classes.