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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.

Russell Pearce, Arizona's Loudest Immigrant-Bashing Pol, Gets the Boot

Russell Pearce, Arizona’s Loudest Immigrant-Bashing Pol, Gets the Boot

by Julianne Hing on November 10 2011, 10:32AM

In the state’s first-ever recall, voters said enough already with the immigration-enforcement obsession and fired the man considered one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians. Julianne Hing looks at the election and its meaning.

Topics: Immigration

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2011, 10:00AM

Students of color concerned about New Orleans’ inequitable school reforms organized to have their voices heard, and the district listened.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It's Time to Share

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It’s Time to Share

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 3:16PM

Last Friday, a group of toddlers were out to teach big banks an important lesson.

Topics: #Occupy

Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 11:10AM

There’s a fight brewing between Alabama and the DOJ, as the state defies the federal government’s request for education records to see just how chilling of an effect HB 56 has had on immigrant families.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2011, 9:54AM

According to a new report, legalization for parents helps kids perform better in school.

Topics: Immigration

Here's Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease Infographic

Here’s Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on October 28 2011, 10:45AM

This week the president issued an executive order meant to help millions of Americans who are drowning in student debt. Here’s what the relief could look like for students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love:  Art Exhibit Celebrates Asian American Activism

Today’s Love: Art Exhibit Celebrates Asian American Activism

by Julianne Hing on October 27 2011, 5:16PM

There’s a new art exhibit in San Francisco that looks at decades of Asian-American political struggle.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Counties Defy Feds, Vow Not to Detain Immigrants on ICE's Behalf

Counties Defy Feds, Vow Not to Detain Immigrants on ICE’s Behalf

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2011, 10:00AM

Both Santa Clara County and Washington, D.C. are finding ways around the federal government’s Secure Communities deportation program.

Topics: Immigration

Why Los Angeles Police Can't Ticket Students on Their Way to School

Why Los Angeles Police Can’t Ticket Students on Their Way to School

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2011, 10:00AM

Observers say that black and Latino students were ticketed most often. Now, advocates are searching for policies that actually work.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

by Julianne Hing on October 21 2011, 9:53AM

Kids in the tiny town of Carbondale had to see their school police officer also deport their families during immigration raids.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2011, 9:36AM

Rupert Murdoch sees a $500 billion market in turning public schools into private enterprises. Does anybody have a compelling answer to why that’s bad?

Topics: Schools & Youth

DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama's HB 56: 'I'm Not The Only One'

DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama’s HB 56: ‘I’m Not The Only One’

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2011, 10:00AM

Victor Palafox is a 19-year-old student organizer who’s living through the awful reality of the nation’s strictest anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2011, 4:19PM

An appeals court today put brakes on the portion of Alabama’s harsh new immigration law that mandated public schools track students’ immigration status. Two weeks after the law went into effect, reports are mounting of kids avoiding school.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Prisoner Health Deteriorates as California Clamps Down on Strike

Prisoner Health Deteriorates as California Clamps Down on Strike

by Julianne Hing on October 13 2011, 10:13AM

One participating striker at Pelican Bay reportedly had to be taken to an Oregon hospital after suffering a heart attack

Topics: Criminal Justice

The Myth of the 'Perfect Immigrant' Does More Harm Than Good

The Myth of the ‘Perfect Immigrant’ Does More Harm Than Good

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2011, 10:00AM

Immigration advocate Michelle Fei says that our criminal justice system is imperfect. So why do we expect the country’s immigrants to be?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie Among Authors on Banned Book Lists

Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie Among Authors on Banned Book Lists

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2011, 9:29AM

We’re celebrating our favorite authors whose works have been banned at different points in history.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Mandatory E-Verify Bill Advances As Critics Fight Back with New Ads

Mandatory E-Verify Bill Advances As Critics Fight Back with New Ads

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2011, 9:45AM

If Texas Rep. Lamar Smith has his way, a deeply flawed immigrant screening system will become mandatory for every employer in the nation.

Topics: Immigration

Profiling's Legal! Court Upholds Alabama's Immigration Law

Profiling’s Legal! Court Upholds Alabama’s Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on September 29 2011, 10:00AM

Alabama has prevailed where four other states which have enacted anti-immigrant state laws, including Arizona, did not.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Kelley Williams-Bolar: I 'Never Thought I'd Be Prosecuted'

Kelley Williams-Bolar: I ‘Never Thought I’d Be Prosecuted’

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2011, 1:17PM

The Ohio mom whose outrageous criminal case sparked a national outcry finally speaks out.

Topics: Schools & Youth

California's Prison Hunger Strike is Back On

California’s Prison Hunger Strike is Back On

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2011, 10:17AM

After refusing meals for nearly a month last summer, inmates say their demands still haven’t been met.

Topics: Criminal Justice