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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.

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 2:16PM

In only two states is there parity between the percentage of black students graduating from high school and those taking AP exams.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target's Answer

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target’s Answer

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 8:06AM

Talk about market segmentation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Does It Feel to Be a Black Student at UCLA Law School? [Video]

How Does It Feel to Be a Black Student at UCLA Law School? [Video]

by Julianne Hing on February 10 2014, 4:10PM

As if law school weren’t hard enough. Black UCLA Law School students speak out about the school’s lack of racial diversity.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How Amy Chua Gets Race Wrong

How Amy Chua Gets Race Wrong

by Julianne Hing on February 10 2014, 7:00AM

In a new book, “The Triple Package,” the Tiger Mom and husband Jed Rubenfeld imply that racial inequity is only a problem for people who choose to be held back by it.

Topics: Media

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures Infographic

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

by Julianne Hing on February 7 2014, 11:30AM

“Because you can’t improve a closed school.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Immigration Court, a Family's Fate Decided in Seven Minutes

In Immigration Court, a Family’s Fate Decided in Seven Minutes

by Julianne Hing on February 4 2014, 1:45PM

Take a glimpse inside one judge’s courtroom.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Give Your Letters Some Extra Love With a Shirley Chisholm USPS Stamp

Give Your Letters Some Extra Love With a Shirley Chisholm USPS Stamp

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2014, 3:38PM

A stamp to commemorate the nation’s first black congresswoman.

Topics: History, /NOW

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2014, 1:27PM

Kansas state Rep. Allan Rothlisberg wants to know how much money his state is spending to educate undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Maryland Rolls Back Its Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies

Maryland Rolls Back Its Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies

by Julianne Hing on January 29 2014, 1:17PM

School districts have until the 2014-2015 year to revise their school discipline policies.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2014, 3:37PM

Let’s unpack the ideas underlying the political concept of school choice.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

San Francisco Will End Mandatory Shackling of Immigration Detainees for Court

San Francisco Will End Mandatory Shackling of Immigration Detainees for Court

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2014, 4:35PM

The settlement will only apply to San Francisco.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2014, 7:45AM

A new study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds that taking in racism can wear away at white blood cells.

Topics: Health

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City's Latinas

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City’s Latinas

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2014, 5:09PM

Los Angeles is getting ready to take on a minimum wage hike fight for hotel workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 4:46PM

Many new recruits to the New Orleans public schools teaching force come via Teach for America.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

National Bill Would Make College More Affordable for Undocumented Students

National Bill Would Make College More Affordable for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 12:18PM

In the form of the ‘IN-STATE for DREAMers Act’

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Los Angeles, 87 Percent of Public School Libraries Lack a Librarian

In Los Angeles, 87 Percent of Public School Libraries Lack a Librarian

by Julianne Hing on January 16 2014, 2:36PM

The district employs 98 school librarians for 768 school libraries.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Justin Bieber Faces Possible Deportation for Egging Crimes

Justin Bieber Faces Possible Deportation for Egging Crimes

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2014, 5:02PM

A felony crime is a deportable offense? Eggsactly.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2014, 1:29PM

Cultural perceptions about who’s best at tech—and access to the elite public education—are primary factors.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

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

The state standards, together with brand new tests, are sweeping across the country.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Cleveland Baseball Team Replaces Chief Wahoo Logo

Cleveland Baseball Team Replaces Chief Wahoo Logo

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2014, 4:20PM

The caricature of the Native-American “chief” isn’t going away completely though.

Topics: /NOW, Sports