American tennis player, Serena Williams’ husband and co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian has resigned as a member of Reddit’s board of directors after he asked that a black candidate should replace him.
Ohanian, the father of one who made the announcement in a post he shared on Instagram, promised to use his future gains on Reddit stock to serve the black community.
In his words:
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 saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: “What did you do?” 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 @kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp?
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.
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