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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Julianne Hing on March 18 2014, 2:23PM
Today the ACLU launched The Uncovery for folks to track exactly that.
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
by Julianne Hing on March 14 2014, 12:14PM
For-profit schools, which target poor students and students of color, are responsible for 46 percent of the nation’s student debt defaults.
by Julianne Hing on March 11 2014, 12:22PM
Criminal background checks are a widespread tool of discrimination aimed squarely at men of color.
by Julianne Hing on March 10 2014, 3:58PM
Black students have spoken up all over social media about campus racism. Today we’re gathering together to chat about it together.
by Julianne Hing on March 10 2014, 2:31PM
The guidelines come after years of criticism of Border Patrol officers’ deadly shootings along the border.
by Julianne Hing on March 4 2014, 5:13PM
“Black guys couldn’t swim,” the scuba-diving unit’s captain allegedly said to explain why he blocked Oscar Smith’s transfer.
by Julianne Hing on March 4 2014, 3:07PM
A new report on New York City’s use of solitary confinement for youth comes as the state is rolling back the practice.
by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 4:33PM
And in a new social media campaign called “I Too Am Harvard,” they’re talking back.
by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 11:46AM
Contra Costa County holds youth with disabilities in solitary confinement and denies them access to education, a federal lawsuit alleges.
by Julianne Hing on February 27 2014, 2:24PM
It’s part of Obama’s self-proclaimed “year of action.”
by Julianne Hing on February 27 2014, 12:39PM
UCLA Law School Dean admits the campus has “racial issues.”
by Julianne Hing on February 25 2014, 1:21PM
Mexican-Americans in fact make the biggest economic strides toward success, argues a sociologist who Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld cite in “The Triple Package.”
by Julianne Hing on February 20 2014, 2:45PM
New York will be the largest prison system in the country to end the practice for youth inmates.