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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice, and occasionally fashion and pop culture. In 2009 Julianne was the recipient of USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship, which funded a reporting project on the impacts of criminal deportation on immigrant families. She has covered police brutality issues from Oakland to New Orleans and in the summer of 2010 reported for Colorlines from the courtroom where Oscar Grant's killer, BART cop Johannes Mehserle, faced trial. Julianne became politically active in high school, and started organizing students in college around access and affordability issues. She earned her B.A. in social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she edited Jaded magazine, named 2007 Publication of the Year by Campus Progress. Julianne’s writing has appeared on AlterNet, Truthout, Hyphen Magazine's blog, The American Prospect's blog TAPPED and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at The Atlantic, Racialicious, The Root and New America Media.

Julianne tweets at @juliannehing.

Prisons' Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

Prisons’ Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2014, 11:41AM

Today, prisons function as “society’s psychiatric institutions.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 3:47PM

Healthcare for undocumented immigrants in California is too controversial for the Sacramento Airport to handle.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Futbolistas 4 Life Follows Youth Bringing a Soccer Field to Oakland's Fruitvale

Futbolistas 4 Life Follows Youth Bringing a Soccer Field to Oakland’s Fruitvale

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 10:20AM

Youth turn to soccer, and a campaign to transform their school playground into a soccer field, as a refuge from deadly gun violence in their community.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 7:00AM

The Southern Poverty Law Center found that 96 of the state’s 134 school districts were violating federal law.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

by Julianne Hing on June 12 2014, 2:16PM

Let’s look beyond this week’s landmark ruling for a quick second. How else might this otherwise damaging ruling help the fight for educational equality?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2014, 9:00AM

Education reformers have framed teacher tenure as a civil rights issue, arguing that job protection for teachers harms poor students and students of color.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Why Are So Many Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America for the U.S.?

Why Are So Many Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America for the U.S.?

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2014, 4:06PM

Three of the prevailing theories as to why some 47,000 unaccompanied youth have arriving from Latin America since November.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2014, 7:00AM

Unprovoked beatings, filmed “gladiator-style” fights between inmates, “flashlight therapy” were all a routine part of life inside the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2014, 9:00AM

Some Los Angeles schools owe their dip in official suspension rates to “off-the-books” suspensions, say advocates.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

by Julianne Hing on May 27 2014, 7:20AM

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Study: Portland Drivers Show Racial Bias When Yielding to Pedestrians

Study: Portland Drivers Show Racial Bias When Yielding to Pedestrians

by Julianne Hing on May 22 2014, 12:04PM

Black test subjects had to wait 32 percent longer than white subjects to cross.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2014, 2:33PM

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark ruling.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2014, 12:46PM

There is much to commemorate, but much less to celebrate.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

by Julianne Hing on May 14 2014, 3:24PM

The county used to charge $150 for adults to apply to see if they were eligible to seal their juvenile records.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM

A nascent program in Oakland schools is trying to disentangle the threads that many believe drag black boys out of classrooms and into jails.

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth, Schools & Youth

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 5:28PM

Parents are charged $25 a day every day that their child is locked up, and that’s just one of many fees assessed for kids in the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 4:07PM

Autism is marked by myriad racial disparities.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Schools & Youth

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 7:00AM

“Don’t tear up your own neighborhood out of anger,” “Don’t fear a strike,” and other jewels.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW