Reddit co-founder and Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian Asks Reddit Board to Replace Him with a Black Candidate

Serena Williams' Husband and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has announced that he is stepping down as a member of the board and asks Reddit board to replace him with a Black Candidate.

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has announced that he is stepping down as a member of the board and asks Reddit board to replace him with a Black Candidate.

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In a statement regarding his decision, Ohanian revealed, “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.”

Alexis Ohanian posted his statement as an Instagram video, encouraging his follows to help “fix our broken nation.”

Olympia’s father continued, “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.”

Finally, Ohanian said, “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.”

Serena Williams supported her husband’s decision and tweeted, “Having diverse views on any boards is important. So proud of you Alexis. I know Olympia will be too.”

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