Milwaukee is a city of ethnic silos, even if it does not deserve the distinction of being the most segregated in America. There are many factors for this situation, mainly its immigrant foundation. While this condition is a reality, what is lost in the perception is a a recognition for where integration does exist. Presented here are a selection of faces from Milwaukee Independent’s 2016 editorial coverage. They are a reflection of who our community is, without labels, and those individuals who came to visit our dynamic city.

This feature is part of a weeklong “Year in Review” series that highlights different aspects of the news coverage from Milwaukee Independent over 2016.

Year in Review 2016: Featured Profiles
Year in Review 2016: News Articles
Year in Review 2016: Video Segments
Year in Review 2016: Photo Essays
Year in Review 2016: Quotes and Images
Year in Review 2016: Faces of Milwaukee