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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.

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

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2012, 2:30PM

The 15 year old African-American girl who was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE last April, is on a flight back to the U.S. and could be home by today.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justice Dept. Finally Cuffs Sheriff Joe, But Not the Policy That Made Him

Justice Dept. Finally Cuffs Sheriff Joe, But Not the Policy That Made Him

by Julianne Hing on January 5 2012, 9:54AM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cried uncle, sort of, in his standoff with DOJ over racial profiling and other abuses. But what about the Homeland Security program that enabled his behavior in the first place?

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court's

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court’s “Biggest Immigration Cases Ever”

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2011, 8:53AM

The Supreme Court said this week it’ll hear the challenges to Arizona’s undocumented immigrant profiling law. It will be weighing narrow legal questions, but its ruling will be of enormous and broad significance.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Get Ready for Battle: Supreme Court Will Take Up SB 1070

Get Ready for Battle: Supreme Court Will Take Up SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2011, 10:47AM

The fight that both sides of the immigration debate have been itching for has finally arrived.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2011, 10:00AM

The author opens up about her award-winning novel “Salvage the Bones”, and details what inspired her to write about black life and love in the rural South.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2011, 10:00AM

Between 2007 and 2010, poverty in the state ballooned 30 percent.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love: Martina Davis Correia's Fight for Justice

Today’s Love: Martina Davis Correia’s Fight for Justice

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 6:00PM

The indomitable activist who fought the execution of her brother Troy Davis until his last breath earlier this year has passed away.

Topics: Celebrate Love

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 10:49AM

In the wake of the bruising defeat of the DREAM Act a year go, undocumented immigrant youth determined to keep up the momentum of state-level legislation.

Topics: Immigration