- The father of one announced the move through his Twitter and Instagram accounts urging the company to hire a black candidate
- Ohanian promised to use his future gains on his Reddit stock to serve the black community
- According to the co-founder of Reddit, he resigned in honour of the black community and his family
- He is married to the famous American professional tennis player, Serena Williams
Serena Williams's husband, Alexis Ohanian has resigned as a member of the Reddit board in honour of black lives and his family.
Ohanian shared the news with his fans on social media saying this was his contribution towards the fight in fixing America.
In his post, Ohanian revealed that he co-founded the news aggregation site 15 years ago and his time to let another person do the job was long overdue.
"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," he wrote.
The father of one announced the move through his Twitter and Instagram accounts urging the company to hire a black candidate.
Ohanian promised to use his future gains on his Reddit stock to serve the black community.
"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," he wrote.
He also pledged $1 M to @kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp saying that he believes the resignation is a good sign of leadership.
"I am starting with a pledge of $1M to @kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp . 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," concluded Ohanian.
In a similar story, Legit.ng reported that the former Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, lent her voice to the killing of George Floyd in the US in a new video shared by The Sun.
Meghan said that she initially feared that if she spoke, people would pick her words apart. The ex-Duchess added that she later realised that “the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing”.
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