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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

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.

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 3:52PM

But people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented on television.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 2:03PM

The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday’s Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2013, 7:00AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A primer for this highly technical—and important—case

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2013, 3:05PM

The local Hmong community advocated for the position for years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don't Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 5:03PM

It’s the administration’s first guidance since the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action this summer.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Threatens Sikh Man With Jail For Not Removing 'That Rag' Off His Head

Judge Threatens Sikh Man With Jail For Not Removing ‘That Rag’ Off His Head

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 2:54PM

Mississippi officers and a judge harassed and humiliated Jagjeet Singh over and over again after pulling him over for a flat tire.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

San Francisco Chinese Couple Wins Eviction Reprieve

San Francisco Chinese Couple Wins Eviction Reprieve

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2013, 4:27PM

Can an elderly Chinese couple and a galvanized community take on San Francisco’s tech-driven gentrification?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Elderly Chinese Couple Takes On San Francisco's Tech-Driven Gentrifiers

Elderly Chinese Couple Takes On San Francisco’s Tech-Driven Gentrifiers

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2013, 5:40PM

The tech-industry-driven rent explosion has radically shifted the San Francisco housing market.

Topics: /NOW

Federally Contracted Workers Bring Labor Fight to Obama's Front Door

Federally Contracted Workers Bring Labor Fight to Obama’s Front Door

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2013, 9:23AM

Low-wage workers are making sure the federal government doesn’t overlook the labor practices of its own contractors.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Summer Reads: Elder Etiquette, War Stories and Burning Questions!

Summer Reads: Elder Etiquette, War Stories and Burning Questions!

by Julianne Hing on September 6 2013, 7:00AM

The sixth and final installment of our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Birchbark Books in Minneapolis

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2013, 9:00AM

The fifth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Community Book Center in New Orleans

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2013, 7:00AM

The fourth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: La Casa Azul in New York City

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Punk Chicanas, Love, Poetry and Assata Shakur!

Summer Reads: Punk Chicanas, Love, Poetry and Assata Shakur!

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2013, 9:00AM

The third in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Imix Bookstore in Los Angeles

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2013, 7:00AM

The second in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Calif.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads! 3 Musts From an Indie Bookseller

Summer Reads! 3 Musts From an Indie Bookseller

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2013, 7:00AM

We asked independent, people-of-color owned booksellers what they’re reading this summer. In the first of our series, James Fugate of Los Angeles’ Eso Won Books shares his top picks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

The Curious Case of George Zimmerman's Race

The Curious Case of George Zimmerman’s Race

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2013, 7:00AM

Progressive Latinos don’t want anything to do with Trayvon Martin’s killer, but that doesn’t mean his acquittal has nothing to do with them.

Topics: Trayvon Martin

Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A First Look at Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A First Look at Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2013, 10:58PM

Of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 7:10PM

As if speculation about the Asiana Airlines flight disaster hasn’t been plagued by enough racism.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Janet Napolitano's Next Stop? University of California

Janet Napolitano’s Next Stop? University of California

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 12:13PM

Janet Napolitano oversaw the largest deportation program of any presidential administration.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW