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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.

Family Plans Lawsuit After CHP Officer's Violent Freeway Beating of a Black Woman

Family Plans Lawsuit After CHP Officer’s Violent Freeway Beating of a Black Woman

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2014, 3:01PM

The family of Marlene Pinnock is demanding answers and legal justice after a California highway patrol officer beat her on a Los Angeles freeway

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'This Land Is Your Land,' Las Cafeteras' Independence Day Tribute

‘This Land Is Your Land,’ Las Cafeteras’ Independence Day Tribute

by Julianne Hing on July 4 2014, 11:07AM

Plus a new line.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

California's 'Ban the Box' Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

California’s ‘Ban the Box’ Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 4:01PM

Twelve states have adopted legislation to stop the automatic exclusion of job seekers with criminal backgrounds.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Labor, /NOW

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 1:39PM

Less than 2 percent of the nation’s teaching force are black men, and it’s having serious consequences in the classroom.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

Three Myths of the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis, Debunked

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 10:20AM

Republicans and the Obama administration both deeply misunderstand issues at the heart of the humanitarian situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby's Favor Over Birth Control

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor Over Birth Control

by Julianne Hing on June 30 2014, 11:42AM

In a 5-4 ruling.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Politics

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2014, 3:39PM

The Obama administration is picking up the pace on processing and deporting newly arrived migrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Georgia Immigrant Detainees 'Riot' Over Maggot-Filled Food

Georgia Immigrant Detainees ‘Riot’ Over Maggot-Filled Food

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2014, 12:19PM

Detainees at multiple detention centers around the country have strikingly similar complaints.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New York Lawmakers Propose 'State Citizenship' for the Undocumented

New York Lawmakers Propose ‘State Citizenship’ for the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 17 2014, 12:38PM

States go their own way on immigration, even with long shot bills.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Prisons' Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

Prisons’ Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2014, 11:41AM

Today, prisons function as “society’s psychiatric institutions.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

Sacramento Airport Bans Billboard Pushing Healthcare for the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 3:47PM

Healthcare for undocumented immigrants in California is too controversial for the Sacramento Airport to handle.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Futbolistas 4 Life Follows Youth Bringing a Soccer Field to Oakland's Fruitvale

Futbolistas 4 Life Follows Youth Bringing a Soccer Field to Oakland’s Fruitvale

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 10:20AM

Youth turn to soccer, and a campaign to transform their school playground into a soccer field, as a refuge from deadly gun violence in their community.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 7:00AM

The Southern Poverty Law Center found that 96 of the state’s 134 school districts were violating federal law.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

by Julianne Hing on June 12 2014, 2:16PM

Let’s look beyond this week’s landmark ruling for a quick second. How else might this otherwise damaging ruling help the fight for educational equality?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2014, 9:00AM

Education reformers have framed teacher tenure as a civil rights issue, arguing that job protection for teachers harms poor students and students of color.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Why Are So Many Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America for the U.S.?

Why Are So Many Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America for the U.S.?

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2014, 4:06PM

Three of the prevailing theories as to why some 47,000 unaccompanied youth have arriving from Latin America since November.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

Deputy Testimony Confirms Culture of Abuse in L.A. County Jails

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2014, 7:00AM

Unprovoked beatings, filmed “gladiator-style” fights between inmates, “flashlight therapy” were all a routine part of life inside the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2014, 9:00AM

Some Los Angeles schools owe their dip in official suspension rates to “off-the-books” suspensions, say advocates.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

by Julianne Hing on May 27 2014, 7:20AM

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Study: Portland Drivers Show Racial Bias When Yielding to Pedestrians

Study: Portland Drivers Show Racial Bias When Yielding to Pedestrians

by Julianne Hing on May 22 2014, 12:04PM

Black test subjects had to wait 32 percent longer than white subjects to cross.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW