This is Sarah Grimké.
She was born to a rich plantation family in the American South during the time of slavery. She owned a slave, Hetty, a girl her parents gave her when she was a child. She was absolutely the sort of person whose racism you could justify as being ‘of her time’ and ‘just the way she was raised’.
And she cited the injustices she saw growing up on the plantation as the motivation for her becoming an abolitionist as an adult.
When she was a kid, she tried to give bible lessons to the slaves on her Dad’s plantation, and taught her own slave to read and write. As an adult, she and her sister campaigned for the end of slavery. When she found out that one of her brothers had raped one of his own slaves and gotten her pregnant three times, she welcomed her nephews into the family and paid for education for the two that wanted it.
This was a woman who was raised in a culture of slavery, looked around her as a child and said “hey, wait a minute, we’re all assholes!” and spent the rest of her life trying to put things right.
It absolutely was a choice.
A few BAP+BABY things ♡
Don’t worry too much about what OT6 post, delete, add or change on their sns. Social media can definitely be an avenue for self-expression or an emotional indicator - but that still doesn’t mean we have to add 60 pounds of pressure to every single detail. Things that can be changed (or changed back) with two swipes of your finger are rarely the catalyst for severing bonds of proper friendship. Sometimes people just need a good cathartic unfollow or cleanup.
This is such a weird time, even if you were expecting this, even if you were hoping for it, it’s truly bittersweet. People probably feel a bit off-center or upset and maybe react without stopping to think about what this time is like for OT6.
The main point is that, we love this group, but they are this group - and after close to a decade together, they have all decided to leave their company and their name behind. A massive part of their life and youth is over. What a surreal time for them. Let’s try and surround them with positivity and give them time to grieve and work through things, as they figure out their journey from here.
After years of good music and hard work and trauma, as well as general hilarity and fluffiness - we should use this time to take care of them, cocoon them a little, until whatever iconic/epic thing they do next arrives ^^
The four remaining member of B.A.P have all elected to not renew their contracts with agency TS Entertainment.
On February 18, the agency shared the news on B.A.P’s official fan cafe with a post titled, “Official statement regarding the future activities of B.A.P.” Their statement reads as follows:
Hello. This is TS Entertainment.
We would like to notify you that TS Entertainment’s exclusive contracts with B.A.P members Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup have ended.
With the exclusive contracts that B.A.P members Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup had with TS Entertainment ending, we have come to the agreement that they will not renew their contracts and will instead find their own paths.
We wish to sincerely thank all of the Korean and international fans who have sent their love to B.A.P members Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup, and we hope you will continue to support them in the future.
With this announcement, all six members of B.A.P have now parted ways with TS Entertainment after deciding to not renew their contracts. The members had contracts that ended on different dates, leading to a staggered departure from the agency. First, it was announced in August 2018 that Bang Yong Guk would be leaving the agency, with Zelo following suit in December 2018.
We wish the members of B.A.P all the best in their future endeavors!
Source : Soompi
not to be soft™ (AND EMO) but i miss matrix era so much, the era they came back against all odds with a killer song and album; when “still we are six,“ daehyun’s “HOLD” tattoo, and “our team came back” became such important words to bap and babyz; when their very first vlive was this, them dressed up in their matoki fur suits and they were so awkward but so cute (man can you believe bap were once furries); when they also won exactly a year after their lawsuit (151127), and they were all smiles and thankful to the fans and their families, and they bought chicken to celebrate; when this vlive happened where they fought each other over a banana cushion (RIP banana cushion); when they danced ‘BE HAPPY’ in santa suits; and so so so much more but personally, when it was my first bap comeback and i couldn’t be more happy and lucky to have found them which is why matrix era is the epitome of soft and emo someone hold me