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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.

White House: Latino Students' Education Key to Nation's Future

White House: Latino Students’ Education Key to Nation’s Future

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 9:00AM

But the president’s market-driven school reforms are more punitive than promising.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Napolitano Calls DHS's Secure Communities Deceit a 'Misunderstanding'

Napolitano Calls DHS’s Secure Communities Deceit a ‘Misunderstanding’

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2011, 5:02PM

While state legislatures that have gotten the most attention for passing laws that mimic Arizona’s SB 1070, the federal government is leading a massive deportation mission of its own.

Topics: Immigration

Tucson Students Storm Meeting, Delay Vote on Ethnic Studies

Tucson Students Storm Meeting, Delay Vote on Ethnic Studies

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 4:51PM

The state’s ethnic studies ban won’t go into effect without a fight.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to 'Stealing' Son's Education

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to ‘Stealing’ Son’s Education

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 2:03PM

School districts around the country have begun cracking down on residency fraud, but only a few prosecute parents.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Connecticut DREAMer's Deportation Stayed with Help from Governor

Connecticut DREAMer’s Deportation Stayed with Help from Governor

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 9:00AM

Mariano Cardoso has won his fight to stay in the country, for now.

Topics: Immigration

Dept of Education to Forgive Morris Brown College's Debt

Dept of Education to Forgive Morris Brown College’s Debt

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 3:17PM

It’s a sigh of relief for the historically black college.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 11:12AM

When Robert Bobb proposes shutting down over 40 public schools and handing them over to private entities as a cost-cutting measure, the question is: at what cost?

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Homeless Mom Charged with Larceny for 'Stealing' Son's Public Education

Homeless Mom Charged with Larceny for ‘Stealing’ Son’s Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 2:33AM

Tanya McDowell, 33, now faces a 20-year jail sentence for making off with $15,686 in education funds from the Norwalk school district.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Will Arizona Have 'Don't Tread on Me' License Plates?

Will Arizona Have ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates?

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2011, 3:19PM

Money generated from the sale of the plates would go toward tea party groups in the state.

Topics: Politics

California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities

California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2011, 1:25PM

Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano have serious questions about the program’s merits.

Topics: Immigration

Amy Chua's Tiger Cub Has a Blog, and It's Funny

Amy Chua’s Tiger Cub Has a Blog, and It’s Funny

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2011, 11:18AM

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is speaking for herself these days.

Topics: Media

Obama, in Re-election Mode, Promises Immigration Reform Again

Obama, in Re-election Mode, Promises Immigration Reform Again

by Julianne Hing on April 21 2011, 12:39PM

But is this enough to outweigh the administration’s love affair with deportation?

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Arizona Welcomes Official Tea Party Flag

Arizona Welcomes Official Tea Party Flag

by Julianne Hing on April 20 2011, 2:41PM

As Arizona’s legislative season wraps up, it wasn’t all relief and the return of common sense.

Topics: Politics

U.S. Racial and Economic Inequality, Visualized Infographic

U.S. Racial and Economic Inequality, Visualized

by Julianne Hing on April 20 2011, 9:45AM

A fun infographic delivers sobering statistics.

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Second Sikh Man Dies After Suspected Hate Crime Attack

Second Sikh Man Dies After Suspected Hate Crime Attack

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2011, 9:28AM

Gurmeh Atwal passed away from injuries he sustained in March. Police are still trying to determine whether the attack was a hate crime.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Birther and Gun Bills

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Birther and Gun Bills

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2011, 8:27AM

Sometimes, very occasionally and even in Arizona, sense prevails.

Topics: Politics

LAPD Won't Ticket Tardy Students on Their Way to School Anymore

LAPD Won’t Ticket Tardy Students on Their Way to School Anymore

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2011, 2:18PM

It used to be that getting caught out in the streets could land a Los Angeles schoolkid a $240 ticket for supposed truancy.

Topics: Schools & Youth

John Amaechi to Kobe: 'You Did Serious Damage With Your Outburst'

John Amaechi to Kobe: ‘You Did Serious Damage With Your Outburst’

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 4:50PM

In a powerful New York Times piece, the former NBA player says it’s time to stop the lame apologies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices

All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 3:21PM

This is what the recession looks like in a country that’s decided to disinvest in public education

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 2:09PM

Supporters have reintroduced it every other year since 2001, but it never gets past committee.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration