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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.

Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law

Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law

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

Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies hasn’t stopped organizers and educators in Tucson from fighting back against the law. Here’s how they’re doing it.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Loan Interest Freeze Provides Boost, and New Barriers, for Students of Color

Loan Interest Freeze Provides Boost, and New Barriers, for Students of Color

by Julianne Hing on July 5 2012, 10:53AM

Last week’s agreement brought welcome news, but difficult cuts, for student borrowers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Parent Fundraising Deepens Inequality in the New Public School Economy

Parent Fundraising Deepens Inequality in the New Public School Economy

by Julianne Hing on June 27 2012, 9:19AM

As states slash school budgets schools increasingly look to parents to fund those extras, but parents at poorer schools say they need help with even the basics.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We're Not Your Model Minority

Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We’re Not Your Model Minority

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2012, 10:15AM

The Asian-American community hits back at the sweeping report, warning that it’s full of misleading ideas and old stereotypes about Asians in the U.S.

Topics: Media

The Civil Rights Lessons of Vincent Chin's Murder

The Civil Rights Lessons of Vincent Chin’s Murder

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2012, 10:11AM

On the 30th anniversary of his murder, activists reflect on the brutal hate crime, and lessons they’ve learned over and over since his death.

Topics: Criminal Justice

DREAMers Welcome Obama's Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

DREAMers Welcome Obama’s Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

by Julianne Hing on June 18 2012, 9:58AM

Activists have long been accustomed to being burned by Obama.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Obama: Halting DREAMers' Deportations the 'Right Thing to Do'

Obama: Halting DREAMers’ Deportations the ‘Right Thing to Do’

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2012, 3:02PM

Obama announces a “temporary stop gap measure” to protect DREAMers from deportation for a two-year span.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

BREAKING: Obama Will Halt Deportations of DREAMers

BREAKING: Obama Will Halt Deportations of DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2012, 10:02AM

The news comes after more than a week of sit-ins in Obama’s campaign offices around the country.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Stage Sit-ins at Obama Office to Force Deportation Standoff

DREAMers Stage Sit-ins at Obama Office to Force Deportation Standoff

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2012, 10:12AM

Activists are demanding a halt to the deportations of DREAM Act-eligible youth, but Obama’s not budging, even if his re-election hopes hinge on the Latino vote.

Topics: Immigration

The Undocumented Attorney, an Oxymoron for Our DREAMless Days

The Undocumented Attorney, an Oxymoron for Our DREAMless Days

by Julianne Hing on June 7 2012, 10:07AM

States grapple with whether or not to allow undocumented immigrants to practice law. Can the rest of the nation handle it?

Topics: Immigration

Here’s Your Weekend Donna Summer Soundtrack

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 5:40PM

A collection of Colorlines.com staffer favorites to honor the late and legendary disco star.

Topics: /NOW

Breaking: Alabama Gov. Signs Awful Anti-Immigrant Revision Bill

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 5:07PM

After initially indicating that he had serious reservations about the update to last year’s HB 56, Bentley signed it into law.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New Federal Rules Aim to Curb Sexual Assault in Prison

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 4:57PM

One in ten inmates report being sexually assaulted or raped in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Native American Mascots Banned in Oregon Schools, Board of Education Rules

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 12:01PM

The new policy, in the works for six years, is one of the strictest in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Sports

Trayvon Martin Autopsy Said He Had Weed in His System -- So What?

Trayvon Martin Autopsy Said He Had Weed in His System — So What?

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 10:40AM

Police determined that Martin’s death was ultimately “avoidable” if Zimmerman had obeyed a dispatcher’s instructions.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.'s Decision

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.’s Decision

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2012, 9:33AM

Alabama doubles down on anti-immigrant hate and passes a beefed up version of last year’s HB 56.

Topics: Immigration

Kelley Williams-Bolar's Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

Kelley Williams-Bolar’s Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

by Julianne Hing on May 16 2012, 9:30AM

When the Ohio mom was prosecuted last year for sending her daughters to a neighboring school district, her story became a cause celebre. Now, she’s joined a growing movement for more parental control over school reform. But is it just a front for privatization?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2012, 9:19AM

The nation’s eighth-largest school district says financial solvency depends on an infusion of cash from the city — and a plan that would shut down schools in the next five years.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Senate Blocks Vote on Democrats’ Student Loan Bill

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 3:10PM

If an agreement can’t be reached, subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates will double come July 1.

Topics: /NOW

Alabama's Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

Alabama’s Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 2:34PM

Immigrant rights advocates say the revised bill is even harsher than the original.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW