Serena Williams is going to have to do some real SOUL SEARCHING — her husband Alexis O'hanian founded the website Reddit, a social media type site where people share website links, pictures, comments, and answer questions among other things. Alexis is also one of Redddit's largest shareholders and still works there.
Yesterday the company's CEO said the at RACISM is welcome at Reddit. He said the following:
“I need clarification on something: Is obvious open racism, including slurs, against reddits rules or not?” asked Reddit user chlomyster. “It’s not,” Huffman, who operates on Reddit under his original handle “spez,” responded.
Huffman elaborated on his point, adding:
“On Reddit, the way in which we think about speech is to separate behavior from beliefs. This means on Reddit there will be people with beliefs different from your own, sometimes extremely so. When users actions conflict with our content policies, we take action.”
Our approach to governance is that communities can set appropriate standards around language for themselves. Many communities have rules around speech that are more restrictive than our own, and we fully support those rules.
Serena married O'hanian back in November 2017 in New Orleans. There were many A-List celebrities in attendance including Beyonce, Lala Anthony, and even Kim Kardashian. Shortly before the wedding, in September 2017, the two welcomed a baby girl also by the name of Alexis.
Serena and Alexis Sr. are going to need to have a serious talk about how CEO Huffman's runs the website Reddit especially now that Alexis has a bi-racial daughter.