Alexis Ohanian, the husband of tennis superstar Serena Williams, is stepping down from the Reddit Board in solidarity with the black community.
Alexis Ohanian Stepping Down From the Board at Reddit Social Media Site
Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian released a powerful video. Starting social media site REDDIT 15 years ago, he describes it as “a place for people to find community and a sense of belonging.” Today, he announced that he is stepping down from the Reddit board.
Additionally, Ohanian is also urging the company he co-founded on what to do with his seat. Offer it to a black candidate. As reported by TMZ, he is doing this in an effort to help the black community.
After all that has transpired for the past 10 days with the black lives matter movement, Ohanian made another announcement. Any future gains he obtains on his Reddit stock will be “to serve the black community”. And the first donation … a $1 MILLION donation to Colin Kaepernick‘s Know Your Rights Camp. Now, that’s putting your money where your mouth is.
Further statements made by the Reddit founder –