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Being Black at Georgetown Founder Hopes Conversation Continues After School Year Ends

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(The Washington Post) – Aya Waller-Bey, who will graduate from college Saturday, has had four years of #BBGU.

She just wasn’t calling it that for most of the time.

The hashtag — which stands for Being Black at Georgetown University — has been around only since December.

Waller-Bey, a sociology major with a concentration in social justice, launched it after seeing the success of a similar campaign at the University of Michigan. A few months later, classmates started “Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University” (or #DBKGU), a photo campaign that challenges stereotypes of black men and women.

Both efforts join a number of social media campaigns begun by students of color at predominantly white colleges nationwide over the past year.

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