Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian Resigns from Board, Urges Seat Be Filled by Black Candidate
Alexis Ohanian says he is trying to set an example for other leaders -- by stepping down.
Reddit, the social networking site he co-founded 15 years ago, gave birth, directly and indirectly, to some of the worst racism, hate and trolling on the internet. Now, two years after stepping away from his day-to-day duties at Reddit, Ohanian, a white man, is resigning from the company's board and asking that he be replaced with a more diverse choice, CNN reports.
In a series of tweets Friday, Ohanian urged Reddit to fill his seat with a black candidate. Ohanian, who is married to tennis star Serena Williams, cited his family as one of the reasons for his decision. He tweeted: "I'm saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do?'"
He also pledged $1 million to Colin Kaepernick's nonprofit Know Your Rights Camp. "I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate," Ohanian tweeted.
Reddit said it would honor Ohanian's request. "I want to take responsibility for the history of our policies over the years that got us here, and we still have work to do," Reddit CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman wrote on Reddit.
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