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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: Massachusetts Schools Fail Latino Students

Report: Massachusetts Schools Fail Latino Students

by Julianne Hing on January 31 2011, 10:39AM

If one of the nation’s top-ranked school districts can’t figure out how to meet the needs of its students, imagine how other states are faring.

Topics: Schools & Youth

California Shows Love for Civil Rights Hero Fred Korematsu

California Shows Love for Civil Rights Hero Fred Korematsu

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2011, 5:55PM

Sunday marks the state’s first ever Fred Korematsu day.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Minuteman Border Vigilante On Trial for Brisenia Flores' Murder

Minuteman Border Vigilante On Trial for Brisenia Flores’ Murder

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2011, 2:19PM

And accused killer Shawna Forde’s cronies manage to turn grief into a spectacle.

Topics: Immigration

Sens. Vitter and Paul Introduce Birthright Citizenship Bill

Sens. Vitter and Paul Introduce Birthright Citizenship Bill

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2011, 10:53AM

Discussions about American citizenship are at their heart debates about who belongs in this country and who does not.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration

Birthright Citizenship Fight--From Ariz. to the Supreme Court?

Birthright Citizenship Fight—From Ariz. to the Supreme Court?

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2011, 4:37PM

Rep. John Kavanagh says plainly, “We won’t give citizenship like a door prize.”

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration

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To “Win the Future,” Kids and Schools Must Survive the Present

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2011, 12:22PM

Education reformers argue the task is far larger than the president acknowledges.

Topics: Schools & Youth, State of the Union

Compton School District, Parents Face Off Over Trigger Petition

Compton School District, Parents Face Off Over Trigger Petition

by Julianne Hing on January 25 2011, 3:24PM

Both sides allege misconduct in the process to turn an elementary school into a charter.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Wyoming Kills SB 1070 Copycat, Advances Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Wyoming Kills SB 1070 Copycat, Advances Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Julianne Hing on January 25 2011, 3:08PM

The Equality State’s having an identity crisis.

Topics: Immigration

Oscars Snub 'Waiting for Superman'

Oscars Snub ‘Waiting for Superman’

by Julianne Hing on January 25 2011, 2:05PM

Looks like Michelle Rhee can’t convince everyone that she’s got all the answers.

Topics: Oscars, Schools & Youth

Today's Love Is for Street Art On the Rez

Today’s Love Is for Street Art On the Rez

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2011, 5:33PM

A physician-turned-street artist calls his large-scale installations of Navajo life “love letters” to the community.

Topics: Celebrate Love

For-Profit Schools File Lawsuit to Stave Off Regulations

For-Profit Schools File Lawsuit to Stave Off Regulations

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2011, 11:09AM

School officials try to hang on to their shady practices.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Secure Communities and ICE's Counting Problems

Secure Communities and ICE’s Counting Problems

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 6:24PM

The federal agency’s reporting problems offer scary consequences for immigrants.

Topics: Immigration

Latino Applicants to University of California Up 18 Percent

Latino Applicants to University of California Up 18 Percent

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 3:09PM

But enrollment remains pretty dismal.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 2:14PM

Residents in the town of Lebanon rail against what the district’s ” truancy punishment machine.”

Topics: Schools & Youth

“Tiger Mothers” Are Driven by U.S. Inequity, Not Chinese Culture

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 9:15AM

Strict Asian parenting is often borne of struggle and exclusion and hardship, a reaction to learning that the American dream can remain elusive no matter how hard people work.

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Compton Elections Will Go On As Planned

Compton Elections Will Go On As Planned

by Julianne Hing on January 20 2011, 11:40AM

Demographic shifts have led to political rifts between the city’s black and Latino communities.

Topics: Politics

Mississippi State Senate Passes Anti-Immigration Law

Mississippi State Senate Passes Anti-Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on January 19 2011, 2:45PM

State becomes the first legislature to make good on its talk of passing a law that mimics Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration

Blacks, Whites Continue to Differ In Opinions About Race Relations

Blacks, Whites Continue to Differ In Opinions About Race Relations

by Julianne Hing on January 19 2011, 2:05PM

Apparently, the opinions of Latinos, Asians, and folks of Middle Eastern descent don’t matter.

Topics: Politics

Harry Reid Holds Out Hope for Immigration Reform

Harry Reid Holds Out Hope for Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on January 19 2011, 1:21PM

The larger question is what will immigration advocates demand, and what will they capitulate on?

Topics: Immigration

Quick! Last Chance for 20 Percent Off Black Items In MLK Day Sale

Quick! Last Chance for 20 Percent Off Black Items In MLK Day Sale

by Julianne Hing on January 18 2011, 5:39PM

One Southern California surf shop chose to celebrate Monday’s holiday in all the wrong ways.

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