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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.

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

Arizona's Birther Bill Moves to Gov. Brewer's Desk

Arizona’s Birther Bill Moves to Gov. Brewer’s Desk

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 1:36PM

But not everyone is excited about the bill, which is a transparently coded attack on President Obama’s black roots.

Topics: Politics

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 4:04PM

The letter arrives amid talk that Senator Dick Durbin plans to reintroduce the federal DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 11:40AM

But it’s not the first state to try to turn the hysteria around President Obama’s black roots into legislation.

Topics: Politics

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

by Julianne Hing on April 13 2011, 1:28PM

The city’s schools are increasingly the frontline in the battle over business-style reforms for public education.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on April 12 2011, 2:24PM

Now a total of 12 states allow undocumented immigrant students the right to pay in-state tuition at four year colleges.

Topics: Immigration

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court's Ruling Against Arizona's SB 1070

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court’s Ruling Against Arizona’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 6:14PM

Immigrant rights advocates are calling Arizona’s expensive legal woes and multiple losses a cautionary tale.

Topics: Immigration

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 1:14PM

But the tuition bill faces one more hurdle before it’s law.

Topics: Immigration

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill Infographic

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 1:55PM

It joins Georgia and South Carolina among states where bills are advancing, but most SB 1070 copycats have failed.

Topics: Immigration

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 11:33AM

Susie Cagle makes some jaw-dropping, hard to digest numbers simple.

Topics: Schools & Youth