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Posts By Elizabeth Salaam

I do love him, but I won’t say it

March 31, 2010 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader March 31, 2010.)

Afra Khan, a grad student who recently emigrated from Hyderabad, India, wears jeans and a long-sleeved gray T-shirt that says SDSU across the front. Before I spend an afternoon … Read More

Africans, Asians, Hispanics. . .and Hipsters: Changes in City Heights

March 17, 2010 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader March 17, 2010.)

From the Killing Fields to the Noodle House

When Mark Lau was ten years old, he couldn’t add one plus one. On the day he began the fourth grade … Read More

I Never Thought I’d Become a Welfare Queen

January 6, 2010 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader January 6, 2010.)

Poverty does not become me. I’m sure it doesn’t become anyone, but it really doesn’t become me. I was supposed to be somebody by now, and by that I … Read More