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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.

Report: Widespread Border Patrol Abuse Goes Unchecked

Report: Widespread Border Patrol Abuse Goes Unchecked

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2011, 9:10AM

Humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths issued a new report that details a startling level of abuse toward migrants.

Topics: Immigration

Relief from No Child Left Behind for States That Adopt Obama's Reforms

Relief from No Child Left Behind for States That Adopt Obama’s Reforms

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2011, 9:10AM

To some education watchers, Obama’s reforms don’t necessarily mark a departure from the market-driven reform philosophy that fueled No Child Left Behind.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2011, 9:51AM

Northwestern University’s Dorothy Roberts warns in a new book that too much mainstream science still accepts the idea that human beings are divided into fundamentally different groups. She explains to Colorlines.com why that’s a problem.

Topics: Health, Technology

Secure Communities Task Force Criticizes Program, Five Resign in Protest

Secure Communities Task Force Criticizes Program, Five Resign in Protest

by Julianne Hing on September 21 2011, 10:01AM

The program is the cornerstone of the Obama administration’s deportation agenda, and it’s falling apart.

Topics: Immigration

California Puts Into Motion Alternative Custody for Incarcerated Moms

California Puts Into Motion Alternative Custody for Incarcerated Moms

by Julianne Hing on September 20 2011, 9:00AM

But most of these women won’t be going home any time soon. Here’s why.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Who's Running Your School District? Infographic

Who’s Running Your School District?

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 14 2011, 3:42PM

We rounded up a handful of big-city superintendents and school officials who’ve been groomed one of the most influential names in the school reform movement.

Topics: Back to School, Schools & Youth

Harsh Immigration Policies Push Latino Majority Into Federal Prisons

Harsh Immigration Policies Push Latino Majority Into Federal Prisons

by Julianne Hing on September 12 2011, 9:45AM

The aggressive prosecutions are driven by a failed political strategy, immigration experts say.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Today's Love: Oaklanders Facing Gang Injunctions Paint Mural of Their Stories

Today’s Love: Oaklanders Facing Gang Injunctions Paint Mural of Their Stories

by Julianne Hing on September 8 2011, 3:41PM

Young people targeted by the city’s controversial gang injunctions make a permanent mark on their community.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Ohio Gov. Kasich Reduces Charges for Kelley Williams-Bolar

Ohio Gov. Kasich Reduces Charges for Kelley Williams-Bolar

by Julianne Hing on September 8 2011, 10:53AM

After a whirlwind case, the Ohio mom has finally caught a bit of a break.

Topics: Criminal Justice

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests Infographic

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 8 2011, 10:41AM

Over the course of a decades-long accountability movement, test scores have increasingly been used to monitor school performance — with millions in funding dollars attached.

Topics: Back to School

Show a Little Love, Say Something Nice

Show a Little Love, Say Something Nice

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2011, 5:19PM

An improv group asks New Yorkers to share the good in life.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Kelley Williams-Bolar, Mom Charged with Stealing Kids' Education, Denied Pardon

Kelley Williams-Bolar, Mom Charged with Stealing Kids’ Education, Denied Pardon

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2011, 2:50PM

Williams-Bolar’s conviction is but one of a series of headline-grabbing harsh prosecutions of black moms this year.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The $43 Million Islamophobia Machine

The $43 Million Islamophobia Machine

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2011, 10:05AM

A new report by the Center for American Progress untangles the wealthy web of conservative activists who’ve funneled millions of dollars over the last decade into an anti-Muslim crusade.

Topics: National Security, Politics

NYC's Non-Plan for Rikers Inmates During Irene Reminds Many of Katrina

NYC’s Non-Plan for Rikers Inmates During Irene Reminds Many of Katrina

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2011, 9:38AM

While city officials claimed that the island that houses 12,000 prisoners wasn’t in immediate danger from Hurricane Irene, they also admitted that there’s no evacuation plan. Period.

Topics: Criminal Justice

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans' Schools?

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans’ Schools?

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2011, 10:32AM

Six years later, the city is fetted as a prime example of how aggressive reforms can improve results. But the question there is the same elsewhere: do the market-based ideas help all students or just those with resources?

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Schools & Youth

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2011, 10:43AM

The prestigious University of California system is the latest public school in which students are now paying more than the state. As a result, say researchers, black students in particular will graduate with massive debt.

Topics: Back to School, Economy, Schools & Youth

Welfare Reform Turns 15, But Here's Why No One's Celebrating

Welfare Reform Turns 15, But Here’s Why No One’s Celebrating

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2011, 6:56PM

In 1996 seven in ten families living in poverty received cash assistance. Today, that number’s down to only three in ten.

Topics: Economy

Obama to Recognize Same Sex Couples in Deportation Changes

Obama to Recognize Same Sex Couples in Deportation Changes

by Julianne Hing on August 23 2011, 8:55AM

Same-sex couples may win reprieve under Obama’s updated deportation policies.

Topics: Immigration

Celebrating a Love Powerful Enough to Defeat a Zombie Attack

Celebrating a Love Powerful Enough to Defeat a Zombie Attack

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2011, 4:45PM

Tired of the same old engagement photos? Meet Juliana and Ben: zombie slayers.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Obama's Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

Obama’s Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2011, 1:11PM

The administration is reviewing pending deportations and granting stays to those without criminal records. The move merely brings White House policy in line with rhetoric, but is likely to end deportations of youth who would benefit from the DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration