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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.

Margaret Cho, Alice Walker and 100 More Artists Call for Humane Immigration Reform

Margaret Cho, Alice Walker and 100 More Artists Call for Humane Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2013, 1:05PM

Their statement comes just as the Senate takes up its immigration bill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration Reform, /NOW

La. Supreme Court: School Voucher Program Funding Is Unconstitutional

La. Supreme Court: School Voucher Program Funding Is Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on May 7 2013, 1:22PM

It’s a serious setback for Gov. Bobby Jindal, and his ambitious corporate-driven school reform agenda.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

This May Day, Support Bangladeshi Workers With More Than Just Boycotts

by Julianne Hing on May 1 2013, 4:27PM

International Workers Day coincides with ongoing fallout from the latest deadly factory accident in Bangladesh.

Topics: /NOW

After Dorner's Allegations of Racism, LAPD Chief Now Says He Can't Review Fired Cops' Cases

After Dorner’s Allegations of Racism, LAPD Chief Now Says He Can’t Review Fired Cops’ Cases

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2013, 2:37PM

The LAPD is trying to tie up loose ends after Ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner went on a shooting rampage in February, and called out the LAPD for rampant racism.

Topics: /NOW

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into 'The New America'

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into ‘The New America’

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2013, 6:00AM

The U.S. will be “majority-minority” in a few decades, but in the City of Angels the future is now. In fact, you can literally taste it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

UC Irvine Asian-American Frat's Awful Blackface Video As Bad As It Sounds

UC Irvine Asian-American Frat’s Awful Blackface Video As Bad As It Sounds

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 3:12PM

There are no excuses. But this isn’t the first time Lambda Theta Delta’s been down this road.

Topics: /NOW

Over 100 Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closures

Over 100 Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closures

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 1:18PM

Chicago students join parents, lawmakers and educators around the country fed up with punitive testing regimes.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

George Takei: My Internment Taught Me Civil Liberties Don't Defend Themselves

George Takei: My Internment Taught Me Civil Liberties Don’t Defend Themselves

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2013, 2:31PM

The actor and activist traveled to Arkansas to dedicate a brand new museum built near the internment camp where Takei and his family were held during World War II.

Topics: /NOW

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic] Infographic

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2013, 6:00AM

Public school parents, educators and now even lawmakers around the country are fed up with standardized testing that can determine whether kids graduate, teachers lose their jobs, and schools remain open. Here’s a visual survey of major actions.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Post-Boston Islamophobic Hate Crimes Have Begun

The Post-Boston Islamophobic Hate Crimes Have Begun

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2013, 4:22PM

We have been here before.

Topics: /NOW

Los Angeles School Board OK's Landmark Parent Trigger Proposal

Los Angeles School Board OK’s Landmark Parent Trigger Proposal

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2013, 8:21AM

The controversial school reform tactic just picked up a big win in Los Angeles.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is California's 'Parent Trigger' Schools Movement Finally Growing Up?

Is California’s ‘Parent Trigger’ Schools Movement Finally Growing Up?

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2013, 6:00AM

With powerful outside help, parents are dramatically restructuring Los Angeles’ predominantly Latino 24th Street Elementary School. Will the school give the controversial ‘parent trigger’ technique the makeover it needs?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Leaked Memo Shows Michelle Rhee Knew About Possible Teacher Cheating in D.C. Schools

Leaked Memo Shows Michelle Rhee Knew About Possible Teacher Cheating in D.C. Schools

by Julianne Hing on April 12 2013, 2:52PM

The polarizing school reform leader has been less than forthright about possible teacher cheating under her watch.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Seattle Police Chief Retires Amidst Scrutiny Over Officers' Brutality

Seattle Police Chief Retires Amidst Scrutiny Over Officers’ Brutality

by Julianne Hing on April 9 2013, 11:27AM

Seattle will get a new police chief, but it’s still got plenty of problems it needs to work out.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

What the DOJ Can't Do on School Discipline Reform

What the DOJ Can’t Do on School Discipline Reform

by Julianne Hing on April 3 2013, 1:35PM

The Department of Justice could push the Meridian, Miss., school district to dismantle its school-to-prison pipeline. How will a history of racist violence

Topics: Schools & Youth

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