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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.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.

Supreme Court Takes Up Muslim Woman's Challenge to Abercrombie and Fitch

Supreme Court Takes Up Muslim Woman’s Challenge to Abercrombie and Fitch

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2014, 5:20PM

Whose responsibility is it to make sure someone isn’t discriminated against based on their religion?

Topics: /NOW, Society

'We Are the South' Rises with LGBTQ Racial Justice Activists

‘We Are the South’ Rises with LGBTQ Racial Justice Activists

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2014, 2:11PM

Meet LGBTQ racial justice activists in the South.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 2 2014, 1:41PM

A long quest for elusive justice.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Plan Will Let Child Migrants Apply for Refugee Status from Central America

New Plan Will Let Child Migrants Apply for Refugee Status from Central America

by Julianne Hing on October 1 2014, 4:31PM

It’s a response to a child migrant crisis which overwhelmed authorities this summer.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

Dept. of Ed: School Districts Must Eliminate Racial Disparities in Funding

Dept. of Ed: School Districts Must Eliminate Racial Disparities in Funding

by Julianne Hing on October 1 2014, 3:28PM

It’s not just about an achievement gap, it’s also a resource gap.

Topics: /NOW

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 3:43PM

Making money off of inmates is big business.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 2:06PM

Inmates aged 16 and 17 will no longer be held in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

College Students Wage Campaign to Kick Teach for America Off of Campus

College Students Wage Campaign to Kick Teach for America Off of Campus

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 8:45AM

Student activists say the education giant fails to adequately prepare its corps members and systematically replaces veteran—and unionized—teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

California Becomes First in the Nation to Limit Suspensions for Willful Defiance

California Becomes First in the Nation to Limit Suspensions for Willful Defiance

by Julianne Hing on September 29 2014, 12:17PM

The law applies to students from kindergarten through third grade.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Marlene Pinnock's Settlement Could Shift Cop Accountability

Marlene Pinnock’s Settlement Could Shift Cop Accountability

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2014, 4:10PM

Pinnock’s attorney vows: “I’m not done.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Poll: Californians' Support for Affirmative Action on the Rise

Poll: Californians’ Support for Affirmative Action on the Rise

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2014, 2:44PM

Affirmative action may not be political anathema after all.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Ongoing Deportations Inspire Revival of Sanctuary Movement

Ongoing Deportations Inspire Revival of Sanctuary Movement

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2014, 5:35PM

Faith leaders are bringing back a tactic from the 1980s.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New Report Details Barriers to Black Girls' Success

New Report Details Barriers to Black Girls’ Success

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2014, 3:50PM

Consider it a response to the boy-specific My Brother’s Keeper.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Border Patrol to Police Its Own Deadly Shootings

Border Patrol to Police Its Own Deadly Shootings

by Julianne Hing on September 19 2014, 12:35PM

The Border Patrol has not disciplined a single officer in its deadly force investigations in a decade.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Federal Regulators Sue Corinthian Colleges for Predatory Student Loans

Federal Regulators Sue Corinthian Colleges for Predatory Student Loans

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2014, 4:49PM

Alleged predatory practices from a former for-profit college giant.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

LAUSD School Police Will Give up Grenade Launchers

LAUSD School Police Will Give up Grenade Launchers

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2014, 2:31PM

But the agency is holding onto its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Administration: Unaccompanied Minors Crisis Cresting

Obama Administration: Unaccompanied Minors Crisis Cresting

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2014, 12:12PM

The influx has abated.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration, /NOW

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2014, 7:00AM

Some 600 parents have pledged to boycott city schools, organizers say.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

8 Books That Shaped 'A Cup of Water Under My Bed' Author Daisy Hernández

8 Books That Shaped ‘A Cup of Water Under My Bed’ Author Daisy Hernández

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2014, 7:08AM

The author shares the books, including unexpected picks, that have inspired her.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2014, 1:51PM

Parents step up their tactics to fight decades of reforms and state control of Newark Public Schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth