Julianne Hing

Reporter / Blogger
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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

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

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

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

In other words, pursue acting at your own peril.

Tulsa Reserve Cop Gets Manslaughter Charge for 'Inadvertent' Killing

Robert Bates, a volunteer deputy, shot and killed Eric Harris on April 2.

Clinton In, Rubio Next, and What About Loretta Lynch's Confirmation?

Some of Monday’s big stories

Report: Virginia Sends More Students to Cops Than Any Other State

And it’s far from the only state with stark racial disparities in school discipline rates.

'Fresh Off the Boat': Chinese Numerology 101

ABC really put this on network television?

Walter Scott's Family: Without Bystander Video, Charges Unlikely

“They would have swept it under the rug, like they did with many others.”

Report: Majority of Prison Inmates Have Mental Illness

An Urban Institute report highlights the gaps in knowledge about how this population fares.

Tony Robinson's Family, With Little Faith in State Probe, Wants Charges

A state investigation has been filed. Now it’s up to the local DA.

'Fresh Off the Boat' Gets Its First Gay Character

We meet Jessica’s college flame.

Where Did SAE Learn Their Racist Song? From Themselves

No surprise here.

Jeremy Lin on the Loneliness of Asian-American NBA Trailblazing

J.Lin talks race, turnovers, and the Bible verse that’s getting him through.

What L.A. Groups Want in Their Sheriff's Civilian Oversight

Dignity and Power Now weighs in as planning gets underway.

What Wisconsin's Outside Probes of Police Can and Can't Do

Wisconsin was the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring independent investigations into police shootings of civilians. Has it worked?

'Fresh Off the Boat': What Are You If You're Not the Best?

How much discomfort can we stomach to reach our dreams?

Record Number of New York City Children Face Homelessness

And black and Latino children are disproportionately affected.

Report: Growing Workforce of People of Color Shoulders Growing Inequity

An economic recovery for whom?

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced in Immigration Fraud Case

The Palestinian activist fought a politicized case.

'Fresh Off The Boat': Eddie and His Chinese-Jewish Rival

It’s going to take more than shared Chinese heritage to make Eddie and Phillip become friends.

'Off the Menu' Goes Inside Asian-American Kitchens

A new documentary explores Asian-American culture via its many diverse communities’ food traditions.