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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.

Study: Racial Discrimination Leads to Higher Smoking Rates

Study: Racial Discrimination Leads to Higher Smoking Rates

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 1:10PM

Racism kills, in more ways than one.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Tyler Clementi’s Webcam Spying Roommate Convicted of Hate Crime

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 12:20PM

The former Rutgers student faces a maximum of ten years in prison.

Topics: LGBT Youth, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 10:29AM

The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.

Topics: Immigration

There’s An App for That: “I’m Getting Arrested” Alerts for Immigrants

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 4:05PM

It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they’ve been stopped by police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Technology

Activist's Criminal Record Forces Tough Questions Among DREAMers

Activist’s Criminal Record Forces Tough Questions Among DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 10:54AM

Uriel Alberto is a young undocumented father who doesn’t have a squeaky clean criminal record. His case is forcing activists and lawmakers alike to reconsider who they think should be able to pursue the American Dream.

Topics: Immigration

Marco Rubio Meets Miami DREAMer, Still Opposes DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 4:40PM

Witness the Florida Republican Senator’s head-scratching political calculus.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: 'Politicians Off My Poontang!'

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: ‘Politicians Off My Poontang!’

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 12:00PM

“My uterus is mine,” says Favianna Rodriguez.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Two More Provisions of Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Blocked

Two More Provisions of Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Blocked

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 8:51AM

But a key part is still being enforced.

Topics: /NOW

The Coming Battle Down South: Latino Voters vs. Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers

The Coming Battle Down South: Latino Voters vs. Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers

by Julianne Hing on March 7 2012, 9:47AM

Latino and Asian immigrants are the fastest-growing segments of the South, but their voting power still lags.

Topics: Politics

Grace Lee Boggs' Advice to Young Activists: You Must Be Visionaries

Grace Lee Boggs’ Advice to Young Activists: You Must Be Visionaries

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2012, 6:04PM

The Detroit-based activist and philosopher drops some wisdom.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

Why More Americans Can't Access Healthy Food

Why More Americans Can’t Access Healthy Food

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2012, 9:04AM

Why don’t more people have access to healthy food? In a new book, journalist Tracie McMillian looks beyond fast food restaurants to untangle a web that’s proven deadly for people living in poverty.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Alabama and Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

Alabama and Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

by Julianne Hing on March 1 2012, 9:14AM

The federal government and civil rights groups want Alabama’s immigration crackdown blocked in full.

Topics: Immigration

Anti-Day Laborer Provision in Arizona’s SB 1070 Blocked

by Julianne Hing on February 29 2012, 5:07PM

Last week’s Supreme Court victory is already impacting immigrant workers’ rights.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56

by Julianne Hing on February 28 2012, 3:12PM

Undocumented youth, and their parents, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2012, 9:40AM

Proponents are making good on their promises to turn the “parent trigger” into a national movement. But controversy continues to trail it wherever it goes.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Don't Be Racist, and Other AAJA Tips for Discussing Jeremy Lin

Don’t Be Racist, and Other AAJA Tips for Discussing Jeremy Lin

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 4:30PM

The Asian-American journalists’ group issues a much-needed media guide.

Topics: Jeremy Lin, Media, /NOW

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