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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.

Civil Rights Groups Issue School Security Plan—Without the Guns

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 1:05PM

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, calls for more police and armed guards abound. But to keep kids safe we need to look at the roots of violence and start there, say civil rights groups.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos] Photo

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 6:00AM

In the fight for immigration reform, the parents of undocumented youth are regularly chastised for their immigration misdeeds. An undocumented Arizona photographer wants to change the conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

DOJ Files Landmark Agreement to Curb Meridian, Miss.’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on March 22 2013, 2:17PM

“For Mississippi it’s really a glorious day.”

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

A Two-Minute Video Explains Why Jail Is Not the Answer for Youth Crime

A Two-Minute Video Explains Why Jail Is Not the Answer for Youth Crime

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2013, 4:58PM

The youthful transgressions of yore are landing kids in jail today. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: Harris County, Texas Juries Twice As Likely to Demand Death Penalty for Black Defendants Than White

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2013, 3:05PM

The new report was released alongside a new appeal to demand a fair sentencing hearing for death row inmate Duane Buck.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Celebrate The International Woman in Your Life With the ‘Meet My Immigrant Mom’ Tumblr

by Julianne Hing on March 8 2013, 5:35PM

It’s just love.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Celebrate Love, /NOW

Colorado’s In-State Tuition ASSET Bill One Signature Away From Law

by Julianne Hing on March 8 2013, 4:12PM

It’s another tuition equity win for undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

It’s Not Just Chicago: 100 Youth Homicides in Miami Since 2009

by Julianne Hing on March 5 2013, 3:48PM

Eighty-one of them were the result of gun-related incidents.

Topics: Guns, /NOW

New Study Finds a Dramatic Drop in Youth Incarceration Rates

New Study Finds a Dramatic Drop in Youth Incarceration Rates

by Julianne Hing on March 1 2013, 9:00AM

Thanks to falling youth crime rates and cash-strapped states (seriously), juveniles are less likely to land in prison. But when it comes to racial disparities, the devil remains in the details.

Topics: Criminal Justice, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Lupe Ontiveros' Family Speaks Out: Oscars Snub Was a 'Glaring Omission'

Lupe Ontiveros’ Family Speaks Out: Oscars Snub Was a ‘Glaring Omission’

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2013, 12:40PM

Her Oscars’ snub was exactly the kind of erasure that Ontiveros fought against during her career.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Latest Online Education Craze Could Very Well Worsen the Achievement Gap

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2013, 5:15PM

New research suggests that these trendy education programs may well be exacerbating very old racial inequities in education.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Denver's Plugging Up Its School-to-Prison Pipeline

Denver’s Plugging Up Its School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on February 21 2013, 10:12AM

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, elected officials, pundits and gun lobbyists have been calling for more police in schools. So why is Denver doing its own thing?

Topics: School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

‘I’ve Got a Ji-Hard On for You’ and Other Delightfully Uncomfortable Muslim Valentines

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2013, 6:45PM

Simultaneously skewering Islamophobia and Valentine’s Day with sharp political humor.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

This Valentine’s Day, Dump Your Boo the Undocumented Way

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2013, 6:11PM

Dreamers Adrift has the script you’ve been meaning to write for yourself.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Florida's School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Largest in the Nation

Florida’s School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Largest in the Nation

by Julianne Hing on February 12 2013, 10:07AM

As talking back to your teacher increasingly leads to misdemeanor criminal charges, experts say the arrests have lifelong consequences.

Topics: School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Who You Calling a Model Minority? New Report Dispels Myths About Asian Americans

Who You Calling a Model Minority? New Report Dispels Myths About Asian Americans

by Julianne Hing on February 7 2013, 5:20PM

New data on Asian Americans takes a look at the community’s often invisible struggles with poverty, education, the housing crisis, and healthcare.

Topics: /NOW

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here's How

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here’s How

by Julianne Hing on February 1 2013, 9:27AM

We’re entering into the biggest discussion we’ve had about immigration in generations. Elected officials and lobbyists can’t be the only people to speak up.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Illinois to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses in 10 Months

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2013, 3:52PM

It’s the fourth state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Illinois to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses in 10 Months

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2013, 3:52PM

It’s the fourth state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Seattle Teachers Hold Steady to Boycott as Testing Backlash Grows

Seattle Teachers Hold Steady to Boycott as Testing Backlash Grows

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2013, 10:11AM

Around the country, communities are rising up against the testing-driven school reform movement.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth