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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.

Johntue Caldwell, Best Friend of Oscar Grant, Found Dead

Johntue Caldwell, Best Friend of Oscar Grant, Found Dead

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2011, 10:13AM

Caldwell was with Grant on January 1, 2009, when Grant was shot and killed by Johannes Mehserle, a BART transit officer.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Half of California DREAM Act Passes Senate, Moves to Governor's Desk

Half of California DREAM Act Passes Senate, Moves to Governor’s Desk

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 1:13PM

The bill would allow undocumented students to apply for private college scholarships.

Topics: Immigration

California's Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

California’s Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 9:54AM

Advocates of the law say that it gives parents the power to turn their kids’ schools around. But teacher’s unions disagree.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fallout from Atlanta Schools Cheating Frightens Other Districts

Fallout from Atlanta Schools Cheating Frightens Other Districts

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2011, 10:00AM

The spotlight may be on Georgia, but are other school districts actually paying attention?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Contempt of Court? Feds Silent on Suits Over State Immigration Laws

Contempt of Court? Feds Silent on Suits Over State Immigration Laws

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2011, 11:20AM

Alabama joins Arizona, Indiana, Georgia and Utah in being sued over harsh immigration enforcement laws. But the Justice Department has gone silent.

Topics: Immigration

To Protest Arizona's SB 1070 or Play in Tonight's All-Star Game?

To Protest Arizona’s SB 1070 or Play in Tonight’s All-Star Game?

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2011, 11:08AM

Players have taken different sides of the debate over Arizona’s SB 1070, but will any refuse to take the field on one of baseball’s biggest nights?

Topics: Immigration

How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating

How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2011, 10:54AM

Once considered an education reform darling, Atlanta has become the latest major city to have its school system rocked by test cheating. But don’t blame the teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Celebrating Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon's First Black Winner and Social Activist

Celebrating Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon’s First Black Winner and Social Activist

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2011, 4:03PM

This week 36 years ago Arthur Ashe, who broke down barriers in his record-breaking career, became the first black man to win Wimbledon.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Michelle Rhee Joins Parent Blame Game in DREAM Act Support

Michelle Rhee Joins Parent Blame Game in DREAM Act Support

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2011, 9:45AM

The controversial champion of education reform joins several high profile figures in using faulty rhetoric to support undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration

Are Immigrants Flooding the Military for U.S. Citizenship?

Are Immigrants Flooding the Military for U.S. Citizenship?

by Julianne Hing on July 6 2011, 2:30PM

Military service is not exactly the breezy fast track to citizenship it can appear to be.

Topics: Immigration

The Creation--and Consequences--of the Model Minority Myth

The Creation—and Consequences—of the Model Minority Myth

by Julianne Hing on July 6 2011, 9:31AM

A new study debunks the idea that all Asian American students are high-achieving. And Oiyan Poon, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts, explains why the myth’s bad for all students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Oscar Grant's Family Wins $1.3 Million Settlement

Oscar Grant’s Family Wins $1.3 Million Settlement

by Julianne Hing on June 29 2011, 2:43PM

The Bay Area transit agency has agreed to pay the family in its wrongful death and civil rights suit.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Trial for Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Police Shootings Begins

Trial for Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Police Shootings Begins

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

The trial is the largest of a string of prosecutions the Department of Justice has pursued against the NOPD for fatal shootings that took place in the days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Six Undocumented Students Arrested for Protesting Georgia's HB 87

Six Undocumented Students Arrested for Protesting Georgia’s HB 87

by Julianne Hing on June 28 2011, 10:15AM

For them, the climate of fear caused by anti-immigrant laws is just as harmful as the legislation itself.

Topics: Immigration

On Loving Family Enough to Challenge Them

On Loving Family Enough to Challenge Them

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2011, 4:54PM

Juliet writes at Feminste that it wasn’t easy to get her grandfather to recognize her trans identity. But progress is sweet.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Missy Elliott Is Battling Graves Disease

Missy Elliott Is Battling Graves Disease

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2011, 4:05PM

The Grammy award winning hip-hop artist says she’s battled the disease since 2008.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Legal Case Against Alabama's Worst-in-the-Country Immigration Law

The Legal Case Against Alabama’s Worst-in-the-Country Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2011, 10:45AM

The lawsuits against state-level efforts at immigration enforcement are piling up. Here’s how advocates plan to challenge the one they’ve called the worst of the bunch.

Topics: Immigration

Audit Finds that Tucson's Ethnic Studies Program is Legal

Audit Finds that Tucson’s Ethnic Studies Program is Legal

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2011, 10:16AM

Arizona state superintendent John Huppenthal is still pushing to strip schools of millions of dollars in funding for teaching courses that “promote ethnic solidarity.”

Topics: Schools & Youth

Former Transit Cop Johannes Mehserle Has Retail Dreams

Former Transit Cop Johannes Mehserle Has Retail Dreams

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2011, 9:58AM

After serving 11 months in jail for the murder of Oscar Grant, Mehserle is ready to move on with his life.

Topics: Criminal Justice

This Season's Worst Racist Political Attack Ad (So Far)

This Season’s Worst Racist Political Attack Ad (So Far)

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 2:00PM

Turn Right USA turned Janice Hahn into a red-eyed devil stripper while black men surround her and say, “Yeah, gimme your cash, bitch.” Seriously.

Topics: Politics