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Dallas Teacher On Leave for Ties to White Supremacist Group

by Shane Thomas

 

Dallas Independent School District is proud of its diversity and inclusion.

 

 

Dallas Teacher Has Alleged White Supremacist Ties


Skyline High School in Dallas placed Japanese teacher Stephen Arnquist on administrative leave, pending an investigation into alleged White supremacist comments made online.


A spokesperson for Dallas Independent School District (DISD) said, “[On April 4], Dallas ISD was made aware of information circulating regarding alleged social media posts and comments made by a Skyline High School teacher.


“The employee has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. The teacher joined the Skyline staff in August 2018.”


An anti-fascist group from Oregon called Eugene Antifa recently published an online article, which alleges that Arnquist belongs to the White supremacist group, Identity Evropa.


That particular White supremacist group attended and helped organize the 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va., which turned deadly.


Heather Heyer, who attended the White supremacist rally to counter-protest the White supremacists, died when a car mowed her down and injured several other counter-protestors.


Members of Identity Evropa use a messaging app called Discord to communicate with each other.


However, an independent media group called Unicorn Riot got their hands on those messages from Discord and began publishing them online.


Seven members of the military have found themselves connected to Evropa.


All seven are now under investigation by their respective branches of the military.


An Identity Evropa member going by the name of “Stephen-TX” posted 28 messages on Discord.


Stephen-TX stated that he “lived in Japan for 7 years” but now he is “a high school Japanese teacher in the ghetto.”


Stephen-TX went on to say, “The school is 40% Black, 60% Hispanic. The school was 90% White back in the 70s. Walking down the hall by the auditorium looking at the band, choir, etc., photos year by year, it’s…it’s not fun.”


Later Stephen-TX admitted that his students were “higher tier Blacks and Hispanics” but still “unimpressive” compared to the White students he had been around in the past.


Records from Skyline High School show that the school has a 99 percent non-White student enrollment.


Famous alums of Skyline High School include former NBA All-Star Larry Johnson, Olympic track star Michael Johnson, country artist “Cowboy Troy” and current NBA player, C.J. Miles.


In December 2018, Stephen-TX posted his DNA results from 23andMe, which showed an ancestry of mostly British and Scandinavian heritage.


Allegedly, Arnquist posted numerous times on the White supremacist Internet forum The Right Stuff using his full name.


Eugene Antifa also uncovered a 2014 blog using Blogger in which Arnquist stated that he took the red pill, which means he aligned himself with White supremacist views.


Identity Evropa holds racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic views.


Members of Identity Evropa participated in the march the night before Heyer got killed in which marchers chanted, “Jews will not replace us!”


However, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) stated that Identity Evropa have since tried to distance themselves from the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va. in 2017.


DallasNews.com reported that, “The Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League classify Evropa as a White nationalist and White supremacist group. Its adherents claim to be the last frontier to save the White race and advocates for a White-ethno state. It rebranded itself as the American Identity Movement in March according to SPLC.


The Southern Poverty Law Center said Identity Evropa members “helped to plan the deadly 2017 Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville, but have since attempted to publicly distance themselves from the events that could both tarnish their image and land them in legal trouble.


On the other hand, DISD has publicly sided with their diverse student body and their families.


DISD spokesperson Robyn Harris said the district is “committed to providing high-quality instruction in every class.”


Harris added, “We proudly embrace the diversity of our students and value the families we serve. Together, we believe every student can grow, succeed and achieve.”


Arnquist is not the only schoolteacher accused of being a White supremacist.


A Florida middle teacher got caught hosting a White nationalist podcast.


The teacher, Dayanna Voltich, later said that her podcast was satire.


In a statement, Voltich said, “None of the statements released about me 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.”


On her podcast, Voltich talked about different races having higher IQ scores than others.


Under a stage name, she also criticized Muslims and Jews and talks about the “superiority of White culture.”


On the podcast, the host admitted to being a middle schoolteacher who tries to infuse her opinions into her teaching.


Voltich later resigned form her position.


Last year, a Catholic school fired a substitute teacher after they discovered he worked for a White nationalist think tank and attended a White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.


Also last year a Texas school superintendent named Lynn Redden stepped down after he complained about the ability of African-American quarterbacks in the NFL, namely Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans.


On social media Redden said, “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL. When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a Black quarterback.”


Redden spoke about a last minute blunder that possibly cost the Texans a win early in the 2018 NFL season.


In 2017, a principal at a Louisiana charter school got fired after footage emerged of him wearing White nationalist jewelry and of him appearing on a White nationalist podcast.


 

 

 

This article was published on Friday 12 April, 2019.
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