(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.