Reddit co-founder and husband to tennis superstar, Serena William’s, Alexis Ohanian took things a step further with his decision to step down from his CEO position and request that a Black person be put in place there. Right now, in the midst of worldwide protests over the public murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and Black inequalities, many corporations have simply posted messages of support for the Black community. And some have went as far as to donating money to such initiatives. Needless to say, the question begs: What’s next after the money is spent? As Ohanian wrote in his personal website, “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 said he was motivated to act “as a father who needs to be able to answer his Black daughter when she asks: ‘What did you do?’” He also pledged to use profits from his Reddit stock to serve the Black community, beginning with a $1 million donation to Know Your Rights Camp, the racial-justice nonprofit founded by football quarterback Colin Kaepernick.