Patrick Sharkey

Patrick Sharkey

Patrick Sharkey is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the author, most recently, of Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence.

photo: a bus shelter in San Francisco during the Covid-19 pandemic

In Coronavirus, the U.S. Faces a Problem It Can’t Fix by Segregation

For decades, the U.S. has used spatial barricades to isolate advantaged people from serious social ills. To defeat Covid-19, that won’t work.