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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.

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

Watch DREAMer's Personal Plea Shortly After Mother Taken in ICE Raid

Watch DREAMer’s Personal Plea Shortly After Mother Taken in ICE Raid

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2013, 11:53AM

Erika Andiola, a prominent immigrant rights activist, describes an immigration raid on her own home.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

After Newtown, School Communities Brace for Another Influx of Police

After Newtown, School Communities Brace for Another Influx of Police

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2013, 10:33AM

School advocates that are already fighting a school to prison pipeline warn against the assumption that you prevent violence by adding cops.

Topics: Guns, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2013, 9:05AM

The updated rule goes into effect March 4.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

USPS Unveils Stamp to Mark 150 Years of the Emancipation Proclamation

by Julianne Hing on January 2 2013, 1:29PM

Two more stamps honoring U.S. civil rights history are due this year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Tennessee Signs Landmark DOJ Agreement to Right Its Juvenile Justice Wrongs

by Julianne Hing on December 19 2012, 1:57PM

The Shelby County juvenile justice system is especially and disproportionately harsh on black kids, while denying kids of all races their basic due process rights.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

From Pompadours to Fades, New Art Celebrates Black Women's Hair

From Pompadours to Fades, New Art Celebrates Black Women’s Hair

by Julianne Hing on December 19 2012, 9:10AM

Baltimore-based graphic designer and artist Andrea Pippins talks to Colorlines about her new four-art poster series.

Topics: Arts & Culture