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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.

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

Asian-American Voters Really, Really Loved Barack Obama in Election 2012

Asian-American Voters Really, Really Loved Barack Obama in Election 2012

by Julianne Hing on January 18 2013, 4:51PM

New exit poll numbers show just how much Asian Americans supported Obama, and also how diverse the community is

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Obama's Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline

Obama’s Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on January 16 2013, 3:14PM

Beware the neutral-sounding language, civil rights advocates warn.

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

DREAMer Erika Andiola Tells Arizona Lawmakers: ‘You Can End Our Family’s Pain’

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2013, 5:50PM

After experiencing the horrors of immigration detention firsthand, the media-savvy and well-connected immigrant rights activist demands action from her senators.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

ACLU Tells Joe Biden: More Police in Schools Don't Make Them Safer

ACLU Tells Joe Biden: More Police in Schools Don’t Make Them Safer

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2013, 1:20PM

Biden’s White House task force on curbing gun violence is set to release its recommendations soon, and advocacy groups urge against repeating past mistakes.

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

Release of DREAMer Erika Andiola's Family Highlights Youth Movement's Power

Release of DREAMer Erika Andiola’s Family Highlights Youth Movement’s Power

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2013, 2:30PM

A prominent activist’s family is detained, and the swift response highlights the utter normalcy of the immigration system’s cruel design.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW