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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.

Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2013, 3:50PM

Now this is the story all about how… young students of color today are unfairly suspended, expelled and arrested with harsh zero-tolerance policies.

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

54 Arrested in Los Angeles During Walmart Protest

54 Arrested in Los Angeles During Walmart Protest

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2013, 1:33PM

Organizers are calling it the largest act of civil disobedience in Walmart history.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Report: When It Comes to College Degrees, Latinos in Calif. at the Bottom

Report: When It Comes to College Degrees, Latinos in Calif. at the Bottom

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2013, 3:52PM

Despite big strides in educational attainment, Latinos in California still lag behind their ppers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 5:43PM

Broward County, Florida, has the highest arrest rate in the state for youth in schools. But it’s vowing to do better.

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

Meet Kamala Khan: Jersey Kid, Muslim Teen and Marvel Comics' Newest Superhero

Meet Kamala Khan: Jersey Kid, Muslim Teen and Marvel Comics’ Newest Superhero

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 3:26PM

Get ready for the first Muslim superhero to head a Marvel Comics book.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LAUSD's Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

LAUSD’s Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2013, 1:11PM

The significant improvements have come with troubling new developments.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Maya Angelou and 100 Children's Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

Maya Angelou and 100 Children’s Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2013, 9:11AM

Test-driven reform has been the hallmark of Obama’s education agenda.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

What's It Take to Get a Black Boy to College?

What’s It Take to Get a Black Boy to College?

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school as they navigate an elite New York City private school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

San Francisco Chinese Family Loses Their Eviction Fight

San Francisco Chinese Family Loses Their Eviction Fight

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2013, 1:17PM

The family didn’t go without a fight.

Topics: /NOW

Freire Back in Tucson Classrooms? School Board Lifts Book Ban

Freire Back in Tucson Classrooms? School Board Lifts Book Ban

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2013, 9:08AM

Teachers will have the option to bring back seven books which were removed from Tucson classrooms in 2012.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: The Majority of Public School Students in the West, South are Low-Income

Study: The Majority of Public School Students in the West, South are Low-Income

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2013, 3:47PM

Nearly half of all public school students in the U.S. qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Snapshot of an HBCU That's 90 Percent White

A Snapshot of an HBCU That’s 90 Percent White

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2013, 3:35PM

For decades HBCUs have been enrolling increasing numbers of non-black students. At Bluefield State College though, whites are in the overwhelming majority.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 3:52PM

But people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented on television.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 2:03PM

The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday’s Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2013, 7:00AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A primer for this highly technical—and important—case

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2013, 3:05PM

The local Hmong community advocated for the position for years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don't Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 5:03PM

It’s the administration’s first guidance since the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action this summer.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Threatens Sikh Man With Jail For Not Removing 'That Rag' Off His Head

Judge Threatens Sikh Man With Jail For Not Removing ‘That Rag’ Off His Head

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 2:54PM

Mississippi officers and a judge harassed and humiliated Jagjeet Singh over and over again after pulling him over for a flat tire.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

San Francisco Chinese Couple Wins Eviction Reprieve

San Francisco Chinese Couple Wins Eviction Reprieve

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2013, 4:27PM

Can an elderly Chinese couple and a galvanized community take on San Francisco’s tech-driven gentrification?

Topics: Economy, /NOW