Local Elections
2:06 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

North Miami: A City Divided Along Racial Lines

North Miami as seen from Keystone Point on the city's east side.
North Miami as seen from Keystone Point on the city's east side.
Credit City of North Miami - http://www.northmiamifl.gov/#

The city of North Miami holds key mayoral elections this month.

But the new mayor will have the difficult job of reuniting a city divided between east and west. 

And the divide has racial undertones, with mostly white residents on the east side and mostly black Haitian-Americans on the west side.

Miami Herald reporter Nadege Green covers the city, and joined WLRN to talk about the upcoming election and the dynamics of North Miami, Miami-Dade county's 5th largest city.