Alex Ohanion Leaving Reddit Board & The Current State of Diversity And Inclusion
Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the company’s board of directors. He urged the company to replace him with a Black candidate and pledged his future gains to serving the Black community.
Ohanian, who is married to tennis icon Serena Williams, wrote in a blog post, “I’m writing this as a father who needs to be able to answer his Black daughter when she asks: ‘What did you do?’” To start, he said he will donate $1 million USD to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp. “I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now,” he continued. “To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop.”