Tennis star Serena Williams says it’s hard to walk away from something you helped create as she speaks on her husband and Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian resigning.
Ohanian announced his resignation on his website saying, “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.”
Serena Williams said “It’s never easy to walk away from something you helped create. But doing something to catalyze change is never easy” while reacting to the news on her Instagram page.
On Friday, he shared a video to Twitter and Instagram saying, “I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: ‘What did you do?’”
“I’ve resigned as a member of the Reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate,” he said.
Ohanian said he will also “use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate,” starting by donating $1 million to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.