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.

Assessing Racial Equity Impacts in the House Stimulus Bill

by Julianne Hing on February 3 2009, 12:48PM

Conducting a racial equity impact assessment of the stimulus package can start with a chart like this one, which examines per capita spending on jobs training from the bill that passed the House last week. States to the right…


How To Make Sense of Senseless Acts of Violence Committed by Asian and Asian American Men

by Julianne Hing on January 23 2009, 10:10AM

As a regular reader of the blog Angry Asian Man, I’m well familiar with what’s become a seemingly daily feature there, affectionately titled “Asians Behaving Badly.” Amongst the political news and television reviews, Angry Asian Man also features quick mentions…

Topics: Media

Mehserle Charged with Murder but Oakland Isn’t Celebrating Yet

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2009, 11:59AM

The morning news reports from last night’s rally in Oakland led with the 18 arrests made after a couple stragglers smashed several storefront windows, but the big news from last night is that over a thousand people came together to…


Oakland Residents Bring Questions, Get Few Answers at BART Hearing

by Julianne Hing on January 9 2009, 4:16AM

Hundreds of activists, students, religious leaders and local politicians attended a marathon public hearing at BART’s headquarters today over the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant. The public hearing came the morning after a peaceful civil protest turned…


The White Man’s Port of the Future

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Mississippi governor mismanages funds meant for housing recovery—again.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Q&A: Erik Camayd Freixas

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

The federal court interpreter gives an insider’s account of the justice system after one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history.


My Hijab, My Right

by Julianne Hing on November 3 2008, 1:27PM

via ACLU blog San Bernardino County agreed today to institute policies that accommodate the First Amendment right to wear religious head scarves in jail. The agreement was reached after the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Southern…


Prop 4 – Brought to You by Anti-Choice Advocates Who Can’t Take “No” For an Answer

by Julianne Hing on October 29 2008, 10:30AM

When I cast my ballot on November 4, it will be the first time I plan on bringing a camera with me to document my visit to the polls. But while we’ll all be excited making our picks for president…

Topics: Health

Did Media Foil Michigan GOP “Voter-Foreclosure” Plan?

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2008, 9:35AM

Looks like things in the GOP’s Michigan no house, no vote plan may be going awry. Last week it was reported that the Republican party there had hatched a perfect voter suppression tactic to use the rolls of the…


Make a Black Friend?

by Julianne Hing on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

Sharing a turkey sandwich won’t end racism.


The Mechanics of Political Convention Theater

by Julianne Hing on August 28 2008, 5:35PM

I was in the Pepsi Center last night to hear Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Tammy Duckworth, Beau and Joe Biden speak and took this photo from my seat. Of course, from that high up they were maybe as big…


Meet the Delegates: David Ochoa

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2008, 5:16PM

Meet David Ochoa, New York delegate from the 1st Congressional District, Suffolk County ColorLines: Have you always been an Obama supporter? David Ochoa: Yes I have. Going on 14 months now I’ve been an Obama supporter. I’m from the…


Times Are Tough but We’ve Still Gotta Laugh

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2008, 5:11PM

For the Muslim and Arab community in the U.S., eight years after George Bush was first elected president, seven years after September 11, six years of Guantanamo Bay, and two years into the ascendancy of Barack Obama, it might…


Minutemen Leader Tries Talking Like A Humanitarian

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2008, 12:16PM

I imagined the folks at Minutemen gathering crowd asking themselves, “What’s a young, minority lady doing here?” I joined them in Congress Park in Denver. It was billed as an all-day rally—their 8-hour agenda featured speakers like Tom Tancredo, Bob…


At DNC, Minutemen Leader Tries Talking Like A Humanitarian

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2008, 12:00PM

They want their “good immigrant” narrative while still equating foreign nationals with murders and drugs.


Talking About the Party Line

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2008, 4:14PM

Editor’s note: These interviews kick off ColorLines coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Please note we are also in the process of setting up interviews with delegates for the Republican candidate John McCain. Stay tuned! Two first time…


Talking About The Party Line

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2008, 12:00PM

DNC Exclusive: Two first time delegates talk about affirmative action, religion and why NBC is looking like BET these days.


Conversations with an Immigrant Mom

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2008, 11:17AM

In April I went to the Yuba County Jail to interview Tatyana Mitrohina, a woman slated for deportation to Russia who’s also about to lose her child to the foster care system. Our interviews formed the basis of “When…


Rants & Raves

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

Reading between the headlines.


Back of the House

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

Checking the color line in restaurants.