Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social research trainer at Crystal River Center Faculty in Florida, has been secretly internet hosting the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic” underneath the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov” and bragging about educating her views in a public faculty, HuffPost has found.
In her most up-to-date podcast on Feb. 26, a visitor railed towards variety in faculties, dismissing the concept that “a child from Nigeria and a child who got here from Sweden are purported to be taught precisely the identical” and have the “similar IQ.” Volitich enthusiastically agreed with the visitor, and went on to argue that “science” has confirmed that sure races are smarter than others.
In the identical episode, Volitich boasted about bringing her white nationalist beliefs into the classroom and hiding her ideology from directors. She stated that when dad and mom complained to the college’s principal about how she is injecting political bias into the classroom, Volitich lied to the principal and stated it was not true.
“She believed me and backed off,” she stated.
Volitich additionally agreed along with her visitor’s assertion that extra white supremacists have to infiltrate public faculties and grow to be lecturers. “They don’t must be vocal about their views, however get in there!” her visitor stated. “Be extra covert and simply begin taking up these locations.”
“Proper,” Volitich stated. “I’m completely considered one of them.”
After HuffPost made inquiries about Volitich’s white nationalism to the Citrus County Faculty District on Friday, “Tiana Dalichov” tweeted that she “may disappear for some time” after which set her account to non-public. She additionally scrubbed the web site for her podcast.
HuffPost took screenshots of most of the racist and incendiary statements she made on-line.
We additionally downloaded the episode of this week’s podcast, which you’ll be able to take heed to right here (begin at 01:30 for the aforementioned feedback).
The college the place Volitich works is overwhelmingly white. Within the 2015-2016 faculty 12 months, practically 90 % of the college’s college students recognized as white, per the Nationwide Middle for Training Statistics. Solely about four % of scholars establish as black, and three % establish as Hispanic. Many of the faculty’s college students qualify at no cost or reduced-price lunch.
Scott Hebert, govt director of academic providers for the Citrus County Faculty District, couldn’t affirm that “Dalichov” was Volitich however stated the district “can be wanting into the statements she made, checking the validity to see in the event that they violate our code of ethics and coverage.”
“She doesn’t communicate on behalf of the Citrus County Faculty District,” Hebert stated. “The views she’s listed [online] are actually not consistent with how our district operates.”
“Tiana Dalichov” didn’t reply to HuffPost’s requests for touch upon Fb and Twitter on Friday. She has since deleted these social media accounts. Volitich didn’t reply to HuffPost’s message to her faculty electronic mail tackle on Friday.
Earlier this week, the weblog Offended White Males, which tracks white nationalism, wrote a post about how someone named “Tiana Dalichov” had interviewed the outstanding white supremacist media determine Lana Lokteff on this week’s episode of “Unapologetic.” Lokteff works for the media outfit Crimson Ice TV, which the Southern Poverty Regulation Middle not too long ago designated as a hate group.
Within the episode, “Tiana Dalichtov” talked overtly about being a public faculty trainer, however didn’t reveal her actual title or the college the place she labored.
HuffPost discovered a web site selling the writing of “Tiana Dalichov” that had a bio part itemizing the writer’s residence as Crystal Metropolis, Florida. Volitich is listed in public information as residing in Crystal Metropolis. She can also be listed as being 25 years previous. This 12 months, when a fan tweeted at “Tiana Dalichov” asking how previous she is, she responded that she was 25.
On an episode of her podcast, she talked about that final faculty 12 months was her first 12 months within the district the place she works. Citrus County Faculty District confirmed to HuffPost that Volitich began educating within the district in August 2016.
Volitich’s photograph on the Crystal River Middle School website and social media profile pictures of “Tiana Dalichov” seem to function the identical individual. The pictures present Volitich and “Dalichov” sporting the identical set of earrings (seen on the high of this piece).
Lastly, the names “Tiana Dalichov” and “Dayanna Volitich” share all however two of the identical letters and the identical variety of syllables.
In her podcast appearances and social media posts, Volitich talks frequently about being a trainer (even mentioning she teaches in Florida) and makes statements which might be deeply alarming ― significantly for somebody tasked with shaping the minds of middle-school college students.
On this week’s podcast, Volitich stated that when college students ask her questions on present occasions, she responds with unbiased “information.”
However as “Tiana Dalichov,” Volitich has instructed “information” akin to that terrorism will proceed except Muslims are eradicated “from the face of the Earth.”
She has gushed in regards to the work by anti-Semitic writer Kevin MacDonald, and has stated the “JQ is extremely advanced.” JQ stands for the “Jewish Query,” an anti-Semitic conspiracy principle that Jewish individuals have undue affect over the media, banking and politics that should by some means be addressed.
Many white supremacists throughout America as we speak lead double lives, advocating loudly and anonymously for white supremacy and fascism on-line whereas holding down respectable jobs and doing their finest to maintain their on-line lives hidden.
However over the previous 12 months, a few of them have been uncovered. In June, the principal of a charter school in New Orleans was fired from his job after movies surfaced that confirmed him sporting rings related to white nationalism. He had equally appeared on white nationalist podcasts.
A former Catholic substitute teacher and field hockey coach in Maryland was fired earlier this 12 months after his faculty realized that he was additionally employed by the Nationwide Coverage Institute ― white supremacist Richard Spencer’s assume tank ― and the web site Altright.com. Like Volitich, he posted on social media underneath a pseudonym. Moreover, he was in control of Spencer’s safety element in the course of the lethal “Unite the Proper” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
Volitich made clear on one other podcast this 12 months that her college students know her political views.
On an episode of the conservative “Resistance Podcast,” she stated her college students typically repeatedly requested her who she was going to vote for within the 2016 election.
She stated we wouldn’t inform the scholars, fearing retribution from directors. However she stated she advised them, “should you can work out who I voted for, you possibly can put the title on this basket on my desk and we’ll see what number of of you possibly can determine it out … I’ll give your class a reward.’”
She stated all of her college students guessed accurately by utilizing “logic” and “participating” with what she was educating.