Serena Williams’ husband co-founded Reddit in 2005 and, on June 5, made the decision to use his leadership platform within the company to spark a change in company culture.
“It is long overdue to do the right thing. I’m doing this for me, for my family, and for my country. I’m writing this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: ‘What did you do?’, he wrote in a lengthy blog statement.
Alexis continued, “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 [former NFL player] Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.”
Adding, “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.”