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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.

The Coming Battle Down South: Latino Voters vs. Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers

The Coming Battle Down South: Latino Voters vs. Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers

by Julianne Hing on March 7 2012, 9:47AM

Latino and Asian immigrants are the fastest-growing segments of the South, but their voting power still lags.

Topics: Politics

Grace Lee Boggs' Advice to Young Activists: You Must Be Visionaries

Grace Lee Boggs’ Advice to Young Activists: You Must Be Visionaries

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2012, 6:04PM

The Detroit-based activist and philosopher drops some wisdom.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

Why More Americans Can't Access Healthy Food

Why More Americans Can’t Access Healthy Food

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2012, 9:04AM

Why don’t more people have access to healthy food? In a new book, journalist Tracie McMillian looks beyond fast food restaurants to untangle a web that’s proven deadly for people living in poverty.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Alabama and Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

Alabama and Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

by Julianne Hing on March 1 2012, 9:14AM

The federal government and civil rights groups want Alabama’s immigration crackdown blocked in full.

Topics: Immigration

Anti-Day Laborer Provision in Arizona’s SB 1070 Blocked

by Julianne Hing on February 29 2012, 5:07PM

Last week’s Supreme Court victory is already impacting immigrant workers’ rights.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56

by Julianne Hing on February 28 2012, 3:12PM

Undocumented youth, and their parents, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2012, 9:40AM

Proponents are making good on their promises to turn the “parent trigger” into a national movement. But controversy continues to trail it wherever it goes.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Don't Be Racist, and Other AAJA Tips for Discussing Jeremy Lin

Don’t Be Racist, and Other AAJA Tips for Discussing Jeremy Lin

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 4:30PM

The Asian-American journalists’ group issues a much-needed media guide.

Topics: Jeremy Lin, Media, /NOW

Supreme Court Offers Key Victory to Day Laborers

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 2:17PM

A lower court’s ruling—which says that day laborers have a constitutional right to seek work in public—will stand.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Tells Latinos: Don't Say I Didn't Try for Immigration Reform

Obama Tells Latinos: Don’t Say I Didn’t Try for Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 10:47AM

And then calls out lawmakers who’ve pushed “anti-immigrant” laws like Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

What America Hasn't Learned 70 Years After Japanese Internment

What America Hasn’t Learned 70 Years After Japanese Internment

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on February 17 2012, 9:00AM

Sunday, Feb. 19, marked the 70th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans.

Topics: History

Florida's Parent Trigger Bill Heads to the Floor

Florida’s Parent Trigger Bill Heads to the Floor

by Julianne Hing on February 16 2012, 4:33PM

The controversial school reform bill seeks to leverage the power of frustrated parents to overhaul schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

States Move on Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

States Move on Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on February 16 2012, 10:06AM

Key fights in Colorado and Florida highlight the progress activists have made, and the challenges they’re up against.

Topics: Schools & Youth

A Group of Parents in the Calif. Desert May Be the Future of School Reform

A Group of Parents in the Calif. Desert May Be the Future of School Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 15 2012, 9:53AM

Parents are no longer content to let politicians and policy makers lead the debate. But does the answer many are embracing turn them into an astroturf movement for dismantling public schools?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

This Valentine's Day, Share Some Love, StoryCorps Style

This Valentine’s Day, Share Some Love, StoryCorps Style

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2012, 6:45PM

Listen to the story, of Wilson finding new love and being able to share his joy with his father, and we dare you not to cry

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

U.S. Dept of Ed Inquiry: Do Harvard and Princeton Discriminate Against Asian-American Students?

U.S. Dept of Ed Inquiry: Do Harvard and Princeton Discriminate Against Asian-American Students?

by Julianne Hing on February 10 2012, 10:03AM

An Asian-American student says he was passed over because of his race. Experts help make sense of the thorny debate.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Bryant Terry's 'Inspired Vegan' Shows Healthy Food Isn't Just for White Folks

Bryant Terry’s ‘Inspired Vegan’ Shows Healthy Food Isn’t Just for White Folks

by Julianne Hing on January 26 2012, 9:00AM

The revolution begins at people’s kitchen tables.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Hometown Loving Boyle Heights Youth Head to Harvard

Hometown Loving Boyle Heights Youth Head to Harvard

by Julianne Hing on January 13 2012, 5:03PM

Four young Latinos as they explore their post-high school options.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW, Schools & Youth

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty Infographic

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on January 12 2012, 9:50AM

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the student who is still being left behind by the landmark law, on its tenth anniversary.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2012, 9:53AM

Detainees navigate the immigration system largely on their own, and young people become uniquely vulnerable.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration