Florida teacher Dayanna Volitich dismissed over white nationalist podcast
TALLAHASSEE, March 5, 2018. – Citrus County School District Superintendent sent out a statement that says the district is aware of a controversial podcast, that was recorded by a local teacher. Human Resources began investigation and later removed the teacher from the classroom. School officials identify the host of the podcast as Crystal River Middle School, social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich.
Unapologetic white nationalist podcast
Huffington Post reported that Volitich was secretly hosting and recording a white nationalist podcast called “Unapologetic” under the name Tiana Dalichov. Volitich bragged about teaching her views in her classroom. Tunein.com is the service host for the podcast. According to the description, Volitich discusses topics that “take you on a wild ride you’ll never forget.”
Volitich says that Islam is an ideology that focuses on destroying Western culture
On the episode from February 26, Dayanna Volitich agrees with her guest that says a kid from Nigeria and a kid from Sweden are supposed to learn exactly the same and have the same IQ. Volitich continues by saying, that science has proven that some races are smarter than others.
During the episode Volitich agrees with her guest who says that more white supremacists need to infiltrate public schools as teachers. She says they don’t need to be vocal but just need to get in there. She recommends them being covert.
Racial balance in America’s schools
During the 2015-2016 school year, 90% of the students are white. According to CNN, only 4 percent identified as black and 3 percent were Hispanic. Scott Hebert, who is the director of educational services for the school district says they will be looking into the comments made in the podcast, and checking to see if they violate the district’s code of ethics and policy.
Hebert has also said that her views are not in line with how the district runs.
A parent complained to the principal about Dayanna Volitich, but she lied to the principal. District officials were able to tie Dalichov to Volitich by comparing public records to personal information shared on social media.
Volitich has now become silent on social media and has appeared to have scrubbed all of her previous online activity. Volitic has not yet officially come forward and spoke about this incident.
The district is still considering what it will do next.