Return to Sender

Kati, Empire State Building, New York, 2013, by Tommy Kha.

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Return to Sender

by Tommy Kha, Courtney Yoshimura
Southern Cultures, Vol. 26, No. 2: Art & Vision

“What does it mean to be (categorically) ‘undesirable’?”

When I first saw Tommy Kha’s “Return to Sender” series, I couldn’t help but think of an article I’d read some years ago about online dating apps in the United States. The article revealed how self-identified Asian men and women occupied opposite ends of a desirability spectrum, with Asian women rated the highest among all cultural backgrounds and Asian men ranked “least desirable.”1