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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.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.

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 5:28PM

Parents are charged $25 a day every day that their child is locked up, and that’s just one of many fees assessed for kids in the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 4:07PM

Autism is marked by myriad racial disparities.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Schools & Youth

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 7:00AM

“Don’t tear up your own neighborhood out of anger,” “Don’t fear a strike,” and other jewels.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos' Healthcare Enrollment

Fears About Immigration Consequences Affected Latinos’ Healthcare Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2014, 5:17PM

Latinos posted lower than projected signup rates in President Obama’s healthcare enrollment, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Part of that may have been due to families’ fears about how handing over…

Topics: Health, /NOW

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.

Topics:

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