White Fight

How did the majority-minority Eighth Ward end up with two white candidates?

But Walker seems most upset over the low black turnout at the polls. Though she makes a point of "not getting involved in other people's races," Walker says that she didn't do the things she usually does--passing out flyers, door-knocking, attending community meetings--to get out the vote: "I didn't do my job. I'll point the finger at me before I point it at anybody."

Two to represent who? Either Marie Hauser (left) or Elizabeth Glidden will lead the Eighth Ward, which is mostly people of color
Craig Lassig
Two to represent who? Either Marie Hauser (left) or Elizabeth Glidden will lead the Eighth Ward, which is mostly people of color

Walker says now that Glidden and Hauser are going to have their work cut out for them trying to navigate the terrain of the ward, citing racial profiling and police brutality as two issues that come up regularly in the heart of the ward, and not at all on the other side of the highway. "Whoever wins is going to have to balance class, race, and geography," Walker concludes. "It's the Eighth Ward."

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