Patrick Sharkey

Professor of Sociology, New York University

On Stuck in Place:

The Economic Policy Institute, Panel discussion on “Neighborhoods with concentrated poverty.”

Richard Rothstein, The American Prospect. “The urban poor shall inherit poverty.” 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Washington Post Wonkblog.  “Graph of the year.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The killing of Jonathan Ferrell in context.” The Atlantic online.

Spotlight on poverty and opportunity, audio conference. “Where you live matters: Addressing concentrated poverty neighborhoods." 

Reihan Salam, National Review online. “Some Thoughts on Segregation, Discrimination, and Family and Community Ties.”

Richard Florida, Atlantic Cities online. "The persistent geography of disadvantage."

Margery Turner, Poverty and Race Research Action Council newsletter. "Place matters even more than we thought: New insights on the persistence of racial inequality." 

Joe Kriesberg. Rooflines: The ShelterForce blog. "Are poor families stuck in place?" 

Margery Turner, MetroTrends blog. "Stuck in Place: A new book well worth reading.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic online. “A rising tide lifts all yachts."

Marc Parry, The Chronicle of Higher Education. "The neighborhood effect. 

Reihan Salam, National Review Online. "Multigenerational poverty, crime control and civil society.” 


On the impact of violent crime:

Alfred Lubrano, Philadelphia Inquirer. “Children in areas where homicides occur lose reading skills, study shows.”

Reihan Salam, National Review online. “Chris Christie and the ‘failed war on drugs’.”

Deborah Shelton, The Chicago Tribune. “Students take academic hit when a slaying is close to their home.”

Valerie Strauss, Valerie, The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post Online.  “How homicides affect test scores.”

The Boston Globe, “Be Well” Section. “Violent crime affects children's test scores.”

Maggie Fox, Reuters Online. “Murder rates affect IQ tests scores: study.”


On neighborhoods and economic mobility: 

National Public Radio’s “Tell me more” program.

The Kojo Nnamdi show.

Alex MacGillis, Washington Post.  “Neighborhoods Key to Future Income, Study Finds.” 

L.A. Times editorial, August 1, 2009. “The value of the neighborhood.”


On policy investments in neighborhoods:

Robin Shulman,  Washington Post.  “Harlem Program Singled Out as Model.”


On Sotomayor’s childhood neighborhood and public housing:

Robin Shulman, Washington Post. “Supreme Change.”