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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.

Seattle Revival of 'The Mikado' Insists on Bringing Yellowface Back With It

Seattle Revival of ‘The Mikado’ Insists on Bringing Yellowface Back With It

by Julianne Hing on July 17 2014, 4:10PM

Sure, it’s a revival of an old operetta. But why bring yellowface back with it?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture, /NOW

Immigration Detention Quotas Have Kept Families Apart for 55 Million Nights

Immigration Detention Quotas Have Kept Families Apart for 55 Million Nights

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 5:16PM

Congressional mandates mean the U.S. is required to lock up 34,000 immigrant detainees a day.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 12:40PM

Thanks to the prison boom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

Dispatch from Murrieta, Calif.: Protesting Migrant Children

Dispatch from Murrieta, Calif.: Protesting Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 7:00AM

Murietta, Calif., has made national news because protesters have blocked busloads of undocumented, unaccompanied minors from entering its Border Patrol station. Inside a rapidly changing town on edge.

Topics: Child Migrants, Dispatches, Immigration

Los Angeles Mayor Says City Will Step Up for Migrant Children

Los Angeles Mayor Says City Will Step Up for Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2014, 6:05PM

A different response than what came out of Murrieta, Calif.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration, /NOW

UT Austin's Affirmative Action Safe After Fifth Circuit Affirms Prior Ruling

UT Austin’s Affirmative Action Safe After Fifth Circuit Affirms Prior Ruling

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2014, 5:26PM

Affirmative action supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. For now.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

U.S. Begins Deportations of Central American Migrants

U.S. Begins Deportations of Central American Migrants

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2014, 5:02PM

Thirty-eight women and children arrived in Honduras Monday.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration, /NOW

NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2014, 12:48PM

Last year, 129 inmates were severely beaten in altercations with guards at the New York City jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Murrieta's Anti-Migrant Protests Cost City $50k in Police Overtime

Murrieta’s Anti-Migrant Protests Cost City $50k in Police Overtime

by Julianne Hing on July 11 2014, 4:54PM

Stoking anti-migrant sentiment adds up for the California city.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration, /NOW

Marlene Pinnock's Freeway Beating Revives Talk of Officers' Responsibilities

Marlene Pinnock’s Freeway Beating Revives Talk of Officers’ Responsibilities

by Julianne Hing on July 11 2014, 2:44PM

Cops aren’t social workers, but they are first responders.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Child Migrant Crisis

White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Child Migrant Crisis

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2014, 2:11PM

Don’t expect a humanitarian response to this “humanitarian crisis.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2014, 9:00AM

What’s next for the embattled industry?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Family Plans Lawsuit After CHP Officer's Violent Freeway Beating of a Black Woman

Family Plans Lawsuit After CHP Officer’s Violent Freeway Beating of a Black Woman

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2014, 3:01PM

The family of Marlene Pinnock is demanding answers and legal justice after a California highway patrol officer beat her on a Los Angeles freeway

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'This Land Is Your Land,' Las Cafeteras' Independence Day Tribute

‘This Land Is Your Land,’ Las Cafeteras’ Independence Day Tribute

by Julianne Hing on July 4 2014, 11:07AM

Plus a new line.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

California's 'Ban the Box' Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

California’s ‘Ban the Box’ Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 4:01PM

Twelve states have adopted legislation to stop the automatic exclusion of job seekers with criminal backgrounds.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Labor, /NOW

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 1:39PM

Less than 2 percent of the nation’s teaching force are black men, and it’s having serious consequences in the classroom.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 10:20AM

Republicans and the Obama administration both deeply misunderstand issues at the heart of the humanitarian situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby's Favor Over Birth Control

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

by Julianne Hing on June 30 2014, 11:42AM

In a 5-4 ruling.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Politics

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2014, 3:39PM

The Obama administration is picking up the pace on processing and deporting newly arrived migrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Georgia Immigrant Detainees 'Riot' Over Maggot-Filled Food

Georgia Immigrant Detainees ‘Riot’ Over Maggot-Filled Food

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2014, 12:19PM

Detainees at multiple detention centers around the country have strikingly similar complaints.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW