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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.

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night’s Foreign Policy Debate

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 11:15AM

The United States can educate its way to global dominance, Obama argued.

Topics: 2012 Election, Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 9:19AM

The People.com editor talks to Colorlines about coming out as a transgender woman of color and her newly visible role in LGBT politics. She’ll be speaking at Facing Race 2012 in November.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality, Media

DREAMers Call Romney’s Latest Spanish Language Ad Deceptive

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 5:17PM

Undocumented youth and other immigrant rights groups want the ad taken down.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:15PM

The journey to bring Zimmerman to justice has been a long one.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

For-Profit Giant University of Phoenix to Close 115 Locations

For-Profit Giant University of Phoenix to Close 115 Locations

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:10PM

Such is life in the world of for-profit higher education.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Romney Cares About All Immigrant Children, But Only After They Join the Military

by Julianne Hing on October 17 2012, 10:50AM

From self-deportation to the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform, Romney spoke up about all of them last night.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Who Are Those 'Gangbangers' Obama's So Proud of Deporting?

Who Are Those ‘Gangbangers’ Obama’s So Proud of Deporting?

by Julianne Hing on October 17 2012, 10:11AM

What curious language, given the reality of Obama’s deportation record

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Florida Passes Education Plan That Sets Goals for Students Based on Race

Florida Passes Education Plan That Sets Goals for Students Based on Race

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2012, 2:15PM

Policymakers attempted to acknowledge the racialized realities of educational inequity. So where’d they go wrong?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

'What Does 'Jihad' Mean?' A Handy Guide for Your Questions About Islam

‘What Does ‘Jihad’ Mean?’ A Handy Guide for Your Questions About Islam

by Julianne Hing on October 12 2012, 3:50PM

Someone send a copy to Pamela Geller.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Poll: Obama Has Latinos' Support, But Not Necessarily Their Vote

Poll: Obama Has Latinos’ Support, But Not Necessarily Their Vote

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2012, 4:35PM

And a young undocumented immigrant responds to Obama’s latest overture to Latino voters.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit to Sue Obama Admin Over Deferred Action

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 5:42PM

Kris Kobach is keeping himself busy with more lawsuits.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Reports from Supreme Court: Justices Skeptical About UT Austin’s Program

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 3:46PM

Stay with Colorlines.com for more analysis in the coming days.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 1:53PM

But when everyone claims to put children’s needs first, it may be time to draw some new lines in the debate.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Affirmative Action Is Just One Part of the Educational Equity Fight

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 11:30AM

The fight for educational equity, especially when it comes to students of color, is stuck at a far more basic level.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How Diversity Trumped Equity--and May Kill Affirmative Action

How Diversity Trumped Equity—and May Kill Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 10:04AM

The core rationale for affirmative action has been lost in decades of legal wrangling over the policy.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Immigration to U.S. Stagnates, But Climbing Migrant Death Toll Breaks Records

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2012, 2:43PM

Migrants are dying in record numbers while trying to cross into the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Walmart Worker Strike Spreads to Maryland, Texas

Walmart Worker Strike Spreads to Maryland, Texas

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2012, 12:20PM

Workers say even Walmart’s intimidation tactics won’t keep them silent.

Topics: /NOW

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Won’t Hand Over Low Level Arrestees to Immigration Officials

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 4:01PM

Los Angeles, home to 750,000 immigrants, could see a big shift in immigration enforcement soon.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Real Audience for 'Won't Back Down' May Not Have Been Moviegoers

The Real Audience for ‘Won’t Back Down’ May Not Have Been Moviegoers

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 10:15AM

The movie has been a flop in box office sales. But backers of the controversial “parent trigger” school reform movement are taking their most powerful organizing tool on a tour of their own.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

In Historic Move, Walmart Workers Across Los Angeles Walk Off the Job

In Historic Move, Walmart Workers Across Los Angeles Walk Off the Job

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2012, 1:13PM

Workers say the retail giant is retaliating against workers who are trying to organize.

Topics: Economy, /NOW