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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.

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2013, 7:00AM

The second in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Calif.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads! 3 Musts From an Indie Bookseller

Summer Reads! 3 Musts From an Indie Bookseller

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2013, 7:00AM

We asked independent, people-of-color owned booksellers what they’re reading this summer. In the first of our series, James Fugate of Los Angeles’ Eso Won Books shares his top picks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

The Curious Case of George Zimmerman's Race

The Curious Case of George Zimmerman’s Race

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2013, 7:00AM

Progressive Latinos don’t want anything to do with Trayvon Martin’s killer, but that doesn’t mean his acquittal has nothing to do with them.

Topics: Trayvon Martin

Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A First Look at Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A First Look at Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2013, 10:58PM

Of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 7:10PM

As if speculation about the Asiana Airlines flight disaster hasn’t been plagued by enough racism.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Janet Napolitano's Next Stop? University of California

Janet Napolitano’s Next Stop? University of California

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 12:13PM

Janet Napolitano oversaw the largest deportation program of any presidential administration.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

by Julianne Hing on July 11 2013, 4:16PM

Six farmers markets serve all of South L.A., while West L.A.’s got 16.

Topics: How We Eat, /NOW

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

by Julianne Hing on July 9 2013, 12:31PM

Hundreds of inmates have been held in solitary confinement for decades.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Fruitvale Station,' a Landmark

‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2013, 8:48AM

A new feature film on Oscar Grant’s killing takes its name from a landmark in a community that’s lived through, and fought back against, too much police violence.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Connecticut Bars Felony Arrests for School Zip Code Fraud

Connecticut Bars Felony Arrests for School Zip Code Fraud

by Julianne Hing on July 5 2013, 1:33PM

Can a public education be stolen? Not in Connecticut anymore.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Justice Ginsburg's Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

Justice Ginsburg’s Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 3:25PM

Ginsburg alone said the Supreme Court was silly to settle for such a technical ruling when they had plenty of information to dispense with Fisher’s case right now.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

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