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Reddit Co-Founder Resigns from Board, Asks for Black Replacement

In a video posted to Instagram, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced that he had resigned from the company’s board and requested that his position be filled by “a black candidate.”

In a video posted to his personal Instagram account, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is married to Serena Williams, announced that he had resigned from the Reddit board. During the video, Ohanian states: “I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks ‘what did you do?'”

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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.
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. 
Ohanian also posted a video originally uploaded by tennis player Serena Williams, writing in his caption for the video: “This is from 2016. White America, we need to #DoBetter.”

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