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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.

Detroit News Columnist Rewrites History of Vincent Chin Hate Crime

Detroit News Columnist Rewrites History of Vincent Chin Hate Crime

by Julianne Hing on May 1 2014, 5:40PM

Columnist Neal Rubin is using the words of one reporter to rewrite a key chapter of Asian-American civil rights history, community leaders argue.

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Live Chat: Scholars Discuss Beauty, Black Women, Bodies--and Beyoncé

Live Chat: Scholars Discuss Beauty, Black Women, Bodies—and Beyoncé

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

You read right.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Scenes from a Protest: Clippers Fans Stand Against Sterling

Scenes from a Protest: Clippers Fans Stand Against Sterling

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2014, 7:01AM

Photos from Tuesday evening’s protest outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Topics: /NOW, Sports

Complaint: Boomers! Parks Discriminate Against Muslims and Sikhs

Complaint: Boomers! Parks Discriminate Against Muslims and Sikhs

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2014, 1:49PM

The company won’t allow Muslims and Sikhs with head coverings to ride certain rides, but refuses to make accommodations, civil rights groups allege.

Topics: /NOW

A Desegregation Order's End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

A Desegregation Order’s End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2014, 4:46PM

Namely, more white students at top public high schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People's Day

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People’s Day

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2014, 3:23PM

Good on Minneapolis.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW, Society

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2014, 2:30PM

Temperatures hit a heat index of 149 degrees Fahrenheit.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Wanted: Disgruntled Asian-Americans to Attack Affirmative Action

Wanted: Disgruntled Asian-Americans to Attack Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2014, 9:45AM

An anti-affirmative action crusader makes an appeal to Asian-Americans to sue colleges over their admissions policies.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Justice Sotomayor's Beautiful Schuette Dissent: 'Race Matters'

Justice Sotomayor’s Beautiful Schuette Dissent: ‘Race Matters’

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2014, 12:23PM

As if you didn’t already have enough reason to love this wise Latina.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Supremes' 'Schuette' Ruling is Another Nail in the Affirmative Action Coffin

Supremes’ ‘Schuette’ Ruling is Another Nail in the Affirmative Action Coffin

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2014, 2:29PM

The Supreme Court takes an extremely narrow, and willfully ignorant, approach to understanding how race operates in the U.S.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2014, 11:36AM

It’s yet another blow to affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

After Twitter Debate, Univ. of Michigan Details New Plan to Increase Black Enrollment

After Twitter Debate, Univ. of Michigan Details New Plan to Increase Black Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2014, 12:59PM

It all began on Twitter.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2014, 4:47PM

The literary icon had been hospitalized after falling ill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Six Books That Shaped ‘Afro-Vegan’ Author Bryant Terry

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2014, 7:00AM

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Media

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2014, 10:47AM

Black and Latino populations in San Francisco and Oakland’s gentrifying neighborhoods have fallen amidst an influx of white residents.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

by Julianne Hing on March 27 2014, 6:04PM

South Dakota lawmakers show they care about female Asian babies by cracking down on women’s health rights.

Topics: Health, /NOW

New York Schools Are the Nation's Most Racially Segregated

New York Schools Are the Nation’s Most Racially Segregated

by Julianne Hing on March 27 2014, 4:43PM

Racial segregation in New York schools is as bad as it was in the South prior to Brown v. Board of Education.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

United Students Against Sweatshops Want Teach for America Off College Campuses

United Students Against Sweatshops Want Teach for America Off College Campuses

by Julianne Hing on March 26 2014, 4:34PM

The student organizing group kicked off a “TFA Truth Tour” this week, slated to hit 15 campuses.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How Bad Is the Black-White Disparity In Your State's Drug Arrest Rate?

How Bad Is the Black-White Disparity In Your State’s Drug Arrest Rate?

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2014, 2:23PM

Today the ACLU launched The Uncovery for folks to track exactly that.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Chinese-American Community Grapples With Affirmative Action, and Itself

The Chinese-American Community Grapples With Affirmative Action, and Itself

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2014, 7:00AM

A proposal to repeal part of California’s affirmative action ban has some in the state’s Asian-American community up in arms.

Topics: Schools & Youth