Julianne Hing

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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.

Follow Julianne on Twitter: @juliannehing

Oakland to End Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

The category was a catchall for behaviors which black students were disproportionately punished for.

Peter Liang, Killer Cop or Chinese-American Scapegoat?

The NYPD officer who killed Akai Gurley appears in court.

Wisconsin Activists Stage 'Black Out Wednesday' Walkout

The protest takes place one day after a Dane County prosecutor declined to charge the officer who killed Tony Robinson Jr.

Nepal Earthquake, Obama's Presidential Library, and That George Zimmerman Road Rage Incident

Some of Tuesday’s big stories

No Charges for Madison Cop Who Killed 19-Year-Old Tony Robinson Jr.

The 19-year-old was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6.

More People Moved in the Foreclosure Crisis Than During the Great Migration

What if we thought about the foreclosure crisis as a migration issue, and not just as a housing one?

Moms of Sons Killed by Police to March in D.C.

A sobering kind of Mother’s Day gathering.

Mother's Day Cards for Mamas of All Kinds

Re-interpreting a heteronormative holiday to pay tribute to mamas of all kinds. 

Baltimore Mayor Calls for Federal Probe Following AG Lynch's Visit

The new attorney general visited Baltimore Tuesday.

Tulsa Sheriff Won't Resign, But Won't Seek Re-election Either

Over the April 2 killing of Eric Harris by one of Glanz’s volunteer reserve deputies.

Watch: Police and Civil Rights Leaders Talk About Where We Go From Here

What happens now in Baltimore? Watch a live chat Tuesday, May 5 at 8:15am.

Tamir Rice's Mother, Living in Homeless Shelter, Finds Justice Elusive

The 12-year-old Cleveland boy’s mother cannot bear to live in the home next to where Tamir was killed.

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

Researchers used “n-word” searches to probe how racism affects a person’s health.

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

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

Race Affected Loretta Lynch's Confirmation, Says Her Father

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

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

A story of limited political will and limited federal power.

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

The best episode of the season? Perhaps.

Judge Dismisses Charges for Cop Charged for Killing Rekia Boyd

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

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

A social experiment illuminates how perceptions of race affect attitudes.

Tulsa Deputy Denies His Missing Training Records Were Faked

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