Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Resigns From The Board, Requests For A Black Person To Replace Him
After resigning from Reddit's board, Alexis Ohanian said someone Black should replace him.
June 05, 2020 at 10:23 pm
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.