Julianne Hing

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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.

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Study Finds Link Between Google Searches for 'N-Word' and Black Death Rate

by Julianne Hing on Apr 28, 2015 1:21PM

Researchers used "n-word" searches to probe how racism affects a person's health.

Topics: /NOW, Health

Five Questions for Mary Carmen Farfan, A Fasting Fast Food Worker

by Julianne Hing on Apr 26, 2015 10:41PM

Farfan works at Burger King in Los Angeles. She's fasting for 15 to call attention to anational push for a $15 minimum wage.

Topics: Economy

Race Affected Loretta Lynch's Confirmation, Says Her Father

by Julianne Hing on Apr 24, 2015 3:06PM

The father of the new U.S. Attorney General speaks.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Happens for Troubled Cop Agencies After the Federal Government Leaves Town?

by Julianne Hing on Apr 23, 2015 4:54PM

A story of limited political will and limited federal power.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

'Fresh Off the Boat': How to Know You're Chineez Enough

by Julianne Hing on Apr 22, 2015 6:23PM

The best episode of the season? Perhaps.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Judge Dismisses Charges for Cop Charged for Killing Rekia Boyd

by Julianne Hing on Apr 20, 2015 5:05PM

Dante Servin, a white Chicago detective, had been charged with manslaughter for killing Boyd, a black 22-year-old, in 2012.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Experiment Shows Teachers View 'Deshawns' More Harshly Than 'Gregs'

by Julianne Hing on Apr 20, 2015 4:05PM

A social experiment illuminates how perceptions of race affect attitudes.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Tulsa Deputy Denies His Missing Training Records Were Faked

by Julianne Hing on Apr 17, 2015 4:44PM

The Tulsa Sheriff's Office cannot locate the paperwork which shows Bates was authorized to carry a firearm.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Victories (and Setbacks) in the Big Fight for Fair Wages

by Julianne Hing on Apr 16, 2015 6:42PM

Tallying up the wins and unfinished work in the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

Topics: Economy

'Fresh Off the Boat': You Think They're Going to Put Two Chinese Boys on TV?

by Julianne Hing on Apr 15, 2015 2:07PM

In other words, pursue acting at your own peril.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture