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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.

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

Obama Administration Tries Again With Regulations Targeted at For-Profit Colleges

Obama Administration Tries Again With Regulations Targeted at For-Profit Colleges

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Federal Guide Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

Federal Guide Warns: Don’t Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2014, 12:22PM

Criminal background checks are a widespread tool of discrimination aimed squarely at men of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Live Chat: Dear White People and Black Student Activists Talk Race on College Campuses

Live Chat: Dear White People and Black Student Activists Talk Race on College Campuses

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Border Patrol Use of Force Rules: Shooting at Rock-Throwers Still OK

Border Patrol Use of Force Rules: Shooting at Rock-Throwers Still OK

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

NYPD's Lone Black Scuba Diver Files EEOC Complaint Over Racial Taunts on the Job

NYPD’s Lone Black Scuba Diver Files EEOC Complaint Over Racial Taunts on the Job

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former Rikers Island Youth Inmate Opens Up About Solitary Confinement

Former Rikers Island Youth Inmate Opens Up About Solitary Confinement

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Racist Things You've Been Saying in Class? Harvard's Black Students Heard You

The Racist Things You’ve Been Saying in Class? Harvard’s Black Students Heard You

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth