Meet the Public School Teacher Who Was Fired For Hosting a White Supremacist Podcastby GDN Shared Post March 9, 2018
Crystal River, FL — Dayanna Volitich is a 25-year-old social studies teacher at a public school in Florida. Online, she is also known as Tiana Dalichov, the host of a white supremacist podcast called “Unapologetic.” She was removed from her classroom after parents and school officials discovered about it and that she may have taught her views to her students as well.
In a statement released by Volitich’s lawyer, she did not deny that she is indeed the one speaking as Tiana Dalichov on the podcast but she claims that her comments are “political satire and exaggeration” and she is doing it as a “hobby.”
“None of the statements released about my being a white nationalist or white supremacist have any truth to them, nor are my political beliefs injected into my teaching of social studies curriculum,” she said in the statement.
Volitich would not be teaching as of the moment but is still employed. In a statement released by the Citrus County School District, they said that “the teacher has been removed from the classroom and the investigation is ongoing.”
The Huffington Post first reported about the social studies teacher who has a different online identity. The twitter account @TianaDalichov used Volitich’s picture as the profile photo and the tweets are matched with Volitich’s life.
On Twitter, Volitich is often tweeting about the superiority of white culture, the “horrors” of Islam, and other similar ideologies. In one tweet, she complained that teachers are “forced to learn about institutional racism.” Her twitter account has since been taken down.
In the February 26 episode of her podcast, Volitich talked about her being a middle school teacher in her second year and how she shared her views with her students. She also said that whenever some superiors observe her, she encourages her students to “play along” as she acts differently. “I danced like a little puppet and I waited until they were gone,” she said in the podcast.
Lana Lokteff, a prominent white nationalist and a host of Red Ice TV, which according to the Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group, joined her in that episode as a guest. They talked about several topics including “closet Red Ice listeners” and teachers that support what they do.
“Well I am absolutely one of them, then,” Dalichov replied.
Later on, she talked about racial biology and said, “So many other researchers have looked into this and that’s just the way it is. There are races that have higher IQs than others.”
The “Unapologetic” podcast has been deleted but a copy of the recordings is already circulating online.
Furthermore, parents are worried that this would affect their children that are Volitich’s students.
“They were talking about segregation in a civil rights type of capacity, and the teacher somewhat alluded that segregation might possibly be okay in her opinion,” parent Meredith Bleakley told News Channel 8 as she recalled what her daughter told her.