Reddit Co-Founder Resigns, Urges Board to Replace Him with Black Candidate

Alexis Ohanian Sr. says he will use gains on Reddit stock to support charities that curb racial hate
Reddit Co-Founder Resigns, Urges Board to Replace Him with Black Candidate
Alexis Ohanian Sr., the co-founder of Reddit, is resigning from the board of the website and urging them to replace him with a Black candidate.

"Fifteen years ago I co-founded Reddit to find community and a sense of belonging, it's long overdue to do the right thing," Ohanian said via his personal Twitter. "I'm saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do?'"

He continued: "I've resigned as a member of the Reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate."

Despite their participation in Black Lives Matter dialogue this week, Reddit has once again come under fire for the myriad ways that it's allowed hateful rhetoric to exist on its platform.

Ohanian announced that he will use future gains on his Reddit stock to make donations to charities that curb racial hate, starting with a $1 million USD donation to Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp.

Read Ohanian's thread below.