Alexis Ohanian, husband to Tennis Star Serena Williams and Co-founder of Reddit has resigned from the social app’s Board of Directors.
Announcing his resignation on Instagram, Alexis offered his former position to a black man as a protest to condemn the unjust killing of George Floyd who died shortly after a Minneapolis Police officer kneeled on him for 9 minutes.
“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?
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“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.”