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Thoughts on Alex Ohanian's resignation from the reddit board and urging the board to fill that position with a black candidate?

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I feel Serena chose well!

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Pure Token PR. It’s also illegal to hire someone based on race. He could have stayed and made a real difference, instead of engaging in tokenism.

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He has the power to change that company. Leaving it so he can be replaced by a single black candidate feels like a publicity stunt.

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Because you believe a replacement board member is a stunt. Instead of being open to what a black member can and would bring. Because you don’t realize that without actions like these, the institutional racism in our country will continue to keep our executive ranks mostly white. He’s still going to change the company in other ways, ECD. It’s not like he has one ticket left to use this decade. And, actions like these will trickle through the company.

I’ve been following his career and his commentary for a long time, I believe it is sincere. He’s trying to do the work, even if he doesn’t always get it right. I see very few founders trying has hard has he is to learn and change the industry.

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*as hard as. (Dictation problems)

I feel like the board will not replace him with a black candidate

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He was the founder, and in this moment, they will.

Convenient he asked after it wasn’t his job to lose. Just someone else who may be qualified.

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