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.

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

Do “Sensitivity Trainings” For Cops Even Stand A Chance At Fighting Racism? [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2009, 1:01PM

Liliana Segura, writing over at AlterNet, argues against the efficacy of diversity and sensitivity trainings for police in light of a rash of racist police brutality and embarrassing race foibles, namely Boston police officer Justin Barrett’s email comparing Henry…


Naomi Campbell Jumps Rope with Monkeys in Harper’s Bazaar

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2009, 2:29PM

The spread was shot for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar by Jean-Paul Goude, who, Jezebel points out, made a name for himself by exploring his self-confessed “jungle fever.” Other photos from the spread include Naomi Campbell wearing a…

Topics: Media

Barney Frank Shows How to Talk to Town Hall Crazies [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2009, 1:07PM

How refreshing to finally see, in a few short seconds, a show of sense! Reason! Honesty! There is no arguing with wild and baseless and blatantly racist charges of “socialism” and “Nazi policies” and death panels. Everyone else take…

Topics: Health

Luis Ramirez, Marcelo Lucero and the White Boys We Can’t Bring Ourselves to Convict

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2009, 10:18AM

Got word from Long Island Wins that Brian Scully, the last of the six kids who beat Luis Ramirez to death to get sentenced, ended up with three years of probation, a $1,147 fine and 400 hours of community service….


Queen Latifah’s Got a Cure For Your Racial Tension Headache

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2009, 3:23PM

RACIAL TENSION HEADACHE @ Yahoo! Video Love this oldie but goodie. I would buy anything the Queen sells—though maybe not the new line of perfume she’s hawking—but I know we could all use us some Excedrin - Racial Tension Relief…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

RaceWire on A Quest to Answer: What IS The Public Option?

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2009, 2:27PM

The healthcare system is intimidating and full of droves of wonkety wonks. Digging into the current debate often seems like it requires learning a whole ‘nother language, and it feels like lobbyists’ and politicians’ aims are to deliberately obfuscate the…

Topics: Health

“Did You Think ‘Wretched Refuse’ Was Just the Irish? Uh Uh!” [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2009, 11:46AM

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cReform Madness - White Minoritywww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorSpinal Tap Performance Larry Wilmore on The Daily Show two nights ago lays out the racial ridiculousness the healthcare debate is devolving…

Topics: Health, Video & Multimedia

Made in LA Coming to a TV Station Near You Next Week [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on August 10 2009, 11:46AM

The documentary Made in LA is having an encore presentation on PBS stations in 70 cities next Tuesday, August 11. The film follows three women, Lupe Hernandez, Maura Colorado and Maria Pineda, who are garment workers in LA as they…


¡Felicidades, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor!

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2009, 11:45AM

Congratulations, Sonia! Everyone here at RaceWire is so excited for you. It was a 68-31 vote; we’ll go after those folks later. For now, it is time to celebrate your nomination as the 111th Supreme Court Justice. We can’t…


RaceWire at the American Sociological Association’s 2009 Conference

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2009, 9:32AM

So it’s not Comic-con. And it’s not Netroots either—if you’re in Pittsburgh, be sure to swing by to say hi to Rinku next week!. It’s the American Sociological Association’s 2009 gathering in San Francisco, happening Friday, August 7 through Tuesday,…


You, Too, Can Have Your Own Kenyan Birth Certificate [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2009, 1:13PM

Don’t let those endlessly creative Birthers have all the fun with forged birth certificates. Get yours by going to the Kenyan birth certificate generator! Don’t know which Kenyan district you were supposedly born in? Mosey on over to Wikipedia…


Daisy at the CS Monitor: On the Road, Asking the Hard Questions about Race

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2009, 7:00AM

Earlier last week the Christian Science Monitor asked Daisy if she’d share an experience from her own life that challenged her to assess her views on race. Check it out here: The Courage to Ask Tough Questions Last year, I…


When the ID You Got Just Ain’t Enough

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2009, 1:11PM

Reprinted with the permission of August J. Pollak….


Ending Racism in an Hour: Kamau Bell in Oakland This Weekend [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2009, 11:33AM

East Bay! If you don’t have plans this weekend, I suggest you schedule in a night at W. Kamau Bell’s show at the La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. We profiled Kamau in an Artist Spotlight for ColorLines earlier this…


Dom on NPR: “Through Gates: Expanding Our Discussion Of Race”

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2009, 12:16PM

Dom argues, over at NPR, that we need to focus not on intentions—“How dare you call me racist? I stand up against racism, I love diversity!—and instead should instead focus on the actual outcomes of actions, be they from individual…


CA Apologizes to Chinese for Racist Treatment, What Would My Grandparents Say?

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2009, 2:51PM

Got word via Angry Asian Man that the California legislature apologized last week for racist laws targeted at Chinese Americans. We’re talking about a big, fat “Oopsies!” for, most notably, the Chinese Exclusion Act, but also anti-miscegenation laws, laws barring…


Navajo Nation Takes the Lead with Green Jobs Legislation

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2009, 9:42AM

Great news from Jeff Biggers at Common Dreams: The bounty of green job dreams is one step toward becoming a reality on the Dinetah-Navajo Nation. Thanks to the indefatigable work of the Navajo Green Economy Coalition and Navajo Nation…


Food Inc. Shines a Light on the Immigrant Labor That Makes That 99c Patty Melt Possible [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on July 17 2009, 4:26PM

I caught a screening of a new documentary called Food, Inc. last night and was impressed that the filmmakers went where so many refuse to go when it comes to criticizing the food industry. The movie talked about the…


The NAACP at 100: Separate but Equal, the Sequel

by Julianne Hing on July 17 2009, 11:46AM

Kai Wright over at The Root discussing Ben Jealous’s debut at this year’s NAACP 100th Anniversary, gets straight to the point. The NAACP may be struggling to define its role in 2009, but when it comes to articulating the…