Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for 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.

Sonia Sotomayor On the Cover of Latina Magazine

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2009, 12:23PM

First, we celebrate. Justice Sotomayor allowed Latina magazine to photograph her inside the Supreme Court building for this cover shoot. And later we ask the questions that are on our minds: why did they wash out her skin like…

Topics: Media

The Green Equity Toolkit: Learn How You Can Fight for Equity in the Green Economy [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on November 10 2009, 5:29PM

Today our parent organization, the Applied Research Center, released “Green Equity Toolkit: Standards and Strategies for Advancing Race, Gender and Economic Equity in the Green Economy.” Get the tools, tips and racial equity handles you need to analyze and…


Maine Voters Repeal Gay Marriage Law

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2009, 10:06AM

Dems and Republicans will surely be spending the rest of the week parsing the political significance of the congressional wins and losses around the country last night. But the worst news came from Maine. From the NY Times: In a…



by Julianne Hing on November 2 2009, 12:00PM

News to make you doubt your sanity or at least start a petition.



by Julianne Hing on November 2 2009, 12:00PM

The good (and sometimes great) things people of color made happen.


ColorLines Reviews Precious, Even If You’re Not Going to See It

by Julianne Hing on October 30 2009, 10:54AM

Check out Juell Stewart’s review of the movie Precious on ColorLines. She provides a little political context for 1980s Harlem, where actress Gabourey Sibide’s character Precious was growing up. Stewart writes: But director Lee Daniels makes the critical mistake of…


In New York, Sanctuary for Immigrants Don’t Mean A Whole Lot [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on October 28 2009, 10:43AM

ARC’s own Seth Wessler and Janis Roshuevel, director of the immigrant defense network Families for Freedom, co-wrote a piece published in the Huffington Post interrogating New York’s self-proclaimed status as a sanctuary city for immigrants. While New York City purports…

Topics: Immigration

The 5 Most Unintentionally Racist Movies About Racism

by Julianne Hing on October 26 2009, 12:14PM

Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts, writing for, compiles a list of the top five, well, read the title of this blog post! The whole thing is pretty damn funny, not least of all because Roberts skewers the well-meaning white liberal directors…


Torn Apart by Deportation Play

Torn Apart by Deportation

by Julianne Hing, Seth Wessler, Jorge Rivas on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

ColorLines investigates the effects of deportation on families of color. Introducing a four-part series.

Topics: Immigration

Home in Name Only

Home in Name Only

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2009, 12:00PM

Deportees struggle to survive in an unfamiliar and unwelcoming place: the country of their birth.

Topics: Immigration

Introduction: Torn Apart

Introduction: Torn Apart

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2009, 12:00PM

From New York to Jamaica, families struggle to stay together.

Topics: Immigration

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2009, 9:26AM

From the NY Times: President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” a stunning honor that came less than nine months after he made United…

Topics: Global Affairs, Video & Multimedia

Arpaio Shakes His Fist at 287(g) Justice

by Julianne Hing on October 6 2009, 3:52PM

I don’t get to say it very often on RaceWire, but this post contains only good news. And good immigration news at that. Let’s start with the smaller headlines. Cities across the U.S. are coming to their senses around 287(g)!…

Topics: Immigration

Rachel Maddow: “The Truth About The Lies About ACORN”

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2009, 11:17AM

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Rachel Maddow embarrasses the rest of mainstream media by doing actual, you know, investigating and fact-checking in her segment about the lies being spread about ACORN. Her opener…


Young, Brown—And Charged With Truancy

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2009, 12:00PM

Los Angeles officials want to keep kids of color in school, but their policies tell a different story.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Former Wells Fargo Loan Officer: Black Churches Were Targeted for Subprime Loans

by Julianne Hing on August 28 2009, 1:59PM

Elizabeth Jacobson, a former loan officer for Wells Fargo in Baltimore, filed an affidavit in federal court against the bank, providing an account of the company directives to aggressively pursue Blacks for subprime mortgages. Check out Juan Gonzalez’s interview with…


Maxine Waters Cautions Calm in the Face of Racist Crazy Talk

by Julianne Hing on August 28 2009, 12:21PM

Congresswoman Waters goes pretty easy on Rep. Lynn Jenkins, who you can see here spouting more racist talk at a local healthcare reform town hall. But I think she’s right on point. Keith Olbermann seemed to want Waters to…

Topics: Health

Our New Favorite Facebook Group: 1 Million Against Socialist Fire Depts

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2009, 5:27PM

You, too, can join the movement! For too long now, fire departments across the United States have been socialist organizations, resulting in taxes on the American people. FACT: Most Americans never use the socialized services of the fire department….

Topics: Health

The Record-Breaking Great Recession: Food Stamps Edition

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2009, 4:18PM

Click detail to see full image. We all know the job cuts and housing losses in this recession keep reaching new and scarier heights. But check out the numbers of people receiving food stamps these days, via a new…

Topics: Health

Aasif Mandvi Takes On Shah Rukh Khan’s Newark Airport Stop

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2009, 5:05PM

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cShah Rukh Khan Detained at Newarkwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealthcare Protests Because one can never get too much of Aasif Mandvi trying to edge his way into the conversation about…

Topics: Video & Multimedia