Reddit Co-founder, Serena William’s husband quits Board seeking a black member

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, the husband of tennis star Serena Williams, called Friday for his seat on the board of the social news company to be given to a black candidate.

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Ohanian said in an online post that he resigned from the board of Reddit, which he co-founded 15 years ago.

He vowed to use any future gains on his stock in the enterprise to serve the black community, predominantly by curbing racial hate.

Ohanian also pledged a million dollars to former NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.

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“It’s long overdue to do the right thing,” Ohanian said in a video posted online.

“I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks ‘What did you do?”

Ohanian and Williams married three years ago and have one child.

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“I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now,” the 37 year old Reddit co-founder said.

Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman said in a blog post this week that the online bulletin board is exploring what it can do to give people a voice and be an impetus for change when it comes to racial justice.

“We work for this platform because we care deeply about community and belonging,” Huffman said.

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