Alexis Ohanian announced he was resigning from Reddit's board on Friday, writing in a blog post that he plans to use his "Reddit stock to serve the black community."

Ohanian, who is married to tennis legend Serena Williams, explained that his daughter was one of the reasons why he decided to resign.

"I co-founded Reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I’m doing this for me, for my family, and for my country. I’m writing this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do?'" Ohanian wrote.

"I have resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, and I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate, and I’m starting with a pledge of $1M to [Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp]. I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now. To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop," Ohanian added.