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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorines.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.

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 11:06AM

In short, the long, ugly fight over affirmative action will continue.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Mistrial Declared for Police Officer Who Killed Aiyana Jones

Mistrial Declared for Police Officer Who Killed Aiyana Jones

by Julianne Hing on June 19 2013, 11:14AM

The 7-year-old was shot and killed during a police raid on her grandmother’s home.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 4:13PM

The Asians are coming.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Sergio Romo Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Is Happening

The Sergio Romo Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Is Happening

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

The flavor’s tagline is a nod to a political statement the San Francisco Giants pitcher made at his team’s World Series parade last year.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

A New Definition of Fatherhood

A New Definition of Fatherhood

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

Oakland artist Janine Macbeth’s new children’s book explores gender equity—as opposed to mere equality—in the home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Father's Day Cards for Every Kind of Dad in Your Life

Father’s Day Cards for Every Kind of Dad in Your Life

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2013, 4:44PM

The series of customizable e-cards is a project from Strong Families, a reproductive justice organization.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

EEOC Lawsuit: BMW and Dollar General's Background Checks Discriminate Against Black Workers

EEOC Lawsuit: BMW and Dollar General’s Background Checks Discriminate Against Black Workers

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2013, 3:47PM

The Obama administration has been particularly aggressive in challenging workplace discrimination.

Topics: /NOW

Poll: People Have Never Liked Affirmative Action Less Than They Do Now

Poll: People Have Never Liked Affirmative Action Less Than They Do Now

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2013, 3:43PM

At one time, a majority of people in the U.S.—a full 61 percent—supported affirmative action. That day is long gone. Today, support for affirmative action is at record lows, with just 45 percent of people in the U.S. saying that…

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

Seven Surprising Facts About Asian-American and Middle Eastern Boys

Seven Surprising Facts About Asian-American and Middle Eastern Boys

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2013, 8:35AM

A new report from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy takes a rare look at an often overlooked subgroup of young people.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Judge: George Zimmerman May Not Be Called a

Judge: George Zimmerman May Not Be Called a “Vigilante” During Juror Questioning

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2013, 5:11PM

On day one in the trial over Trayvon Martin’s murder, Judge Debra Nelson barred the prosecution from using a series of words in its juror questioning.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

North Carolina Repeals Its Racial Justice Act

North Carolina Repeals Its Racial Justice Act

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2013, 4:52PM

The unique law allowed death-row inmates to challenge their sentences if they showed that racial bias played a role in their sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Colorado Joins Parade of States Granting Driver's Licenses to the Undocumented

Colorado Joins Parade of States Granting Driver’s Licenses to the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2013, 3:12PM

It’s been a big year for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Kid President's Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

Kid President’s Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on June 5 2013, 5:08PM

Kid President and a cast of adorable kids address the opportunity agenda in a new video produced by SoulPancake for the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Brittney Griner's Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

Brittney Griner’s Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2013, 5:14PM

What’s the WNBA rookie’s fashion sense got to do with cultural change? Everything, it turns out.

Topics: /NOW, Sports

Correction: The Common App Hasn't Changed Its College Application Materials for Undocumented Students

Correction: The Common App Hasn’t Changed Its College Application Materials for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2013, 2:28PM

The common college application accepted by more than 400 colleges will stop discriminating against undocumented students, starting this fall.

Topics: /NOW

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

by Julianne Hing on May 22 2013, 12:50PM

Youth voter turnout was down in 2012, but young black women led the charge of those who did turn out to the polls.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

by Julianne Hing on May 21 2013, 3:31PM

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson may need to stand up on a chair to be seen above the podium from which he speaks, but he holds in him a wisdom and fire well beyond his years. Watch him address the crowds that…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 3:49PM

Asian-American undocumented youth share their stories in a bold social media project, and invite the community to share theirs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

5 Facts You Should Know About Bay Area Muslims

5 Facts You Should Know About Bay Area Muslims

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 2:03PM

A brand new report takes a look at one of the nation’s largest concentrations of Muslims.

Topics: /NOW

Columbia Doesn't Feel So Great About Its Whites-Only Fellowship

Columbia Doesn’t Feel So Great About Its Whites-Only Fellowship

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2013, 2:26PM

It only took them 93 years to get around to challenging the endowment.

Topics: /NOW