Julianne Hing

The Young Activists Who Remade the Democratic Party’s Immigration Politics

Shortly after Hillary Clinton took the microphone to deliver a speech on immigration to a packed Brooklyn ballroom in December, the interruptions started. Activists calling attention to hunger-striking detainees silently unfurled a banner. More vocal protesters criticized Clinton for saying last year that asylum-seeking child migrants should be “sent back” to Central America. Clinton simply raised her voice and spoke more forcefully. But after the silent banner and before the heckling, she also paused to recognize Lorella Praeli, her new director of Latino outreach.

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In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys’ Success

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The Devastating Effect of Mass School Closures on Philadelphia

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Walmart Worker Arrested in Protest Explains Why She Took the Risk

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Is More Than a Movie, It’s Become a Landmark

When audiences see actor Michael B. Jordan get pulled off the BART train in “Fruitvale Station,” they’ll see the dramatized last moments of Oscar Grant’s life, filmed at the actual station where BART police officer Johannes Mehserle killed him on New Year’s Eve 2009. The feature film premieres nationally on July 12 to plenty of early buzz and rave reviews for director Ryan Coogler’s debut effort, and for performances from actors like Jordan and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, who plays Grant’s mother. But for many in the Bay Area who lived through Grant’s death and the national outrage that followed, the real-life sets will be just as arresting. 

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School Police and Principals Forced to Undergo Trainings in Implicit Racism

Already home to one of the most progressive school discipline policies in the country, Denver has set out to best even its own record. On Tuesday, Denver Public Schools and local and county police departments inked a five-year agreement specifically designed to limit student interaction with the juvenile justice system. The agreement offers a rare example of a school system that is bucking the national trend toward criminalizing student misbehavior.

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Florida’s School-to-Prison Pipeline is Largest in the Nation

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The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

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