Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Resigns to Help "Curb Racial Hate"

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Resigns to Help

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Resigns to Help "Curb Racial Hate"

"You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long".

Internet entrepreneur Ohanian, who is married to American tennis player Serena Williams, also pledged $1 million to Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp, a campaign for legal awareness among youth.

" He touted resignation as a potential act of leadership from people in power in the midst of the nation's reckoning catalyzed by the homicide case of George Floyd who died in custody of the Minneapolis police".

Ohanian previously supported the Black-owned, San Francisco-based hair parlor Naza Beauty run by Natanya Montgomery.

Alexis Olympia and husband Alexis Ohanian congratulate Serena Williams after she won her final match against Jessica Pegula of U.S. at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.

"'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 says in an accompanied video.

Alexis Ohanian has resigned from the Reddit board.

Huffman also said Reddit should have moved sooner to restrict access to r/The_Donald, a major forum for supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump that Reddit "quarantined" a year ago citing threats of violence against police and public officials. Huffman also wrote that the company would take a stronger stance against racism, though he said that Reddit is still working out the specifics of its new policy.

He specifically called out Reddit's failure to take action on The_Donald, a pro-Trump subreddit that became a breeding ground for violent content.

"So much of what is happening now lies at your feet", Ms Pao wrote.

Looking ahead to how Reddit will address racism on its platform in the future, Huffman said the company has to "turn a mirror" on itself "and be willing to do the hard work of making sure we are living up to our values in our product and policies". "We at Reddit are opting for the latter, and we will do our very best to be a part of the progress". Ohanian is now the cofounder and managing partner of Initialized Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm in San Francisco with more than 200 companies in its portfolio.

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