Honestly, I don't know where this stereotype comes from, and why the show runners choose to pick this one opposed to many others out there which might be even more interesting, IMO.
Landfills currently handle roughly half of China's MSW, while only about 10% is incinerated. Official credo suggests that landfills will continue to play a dominant role. But Beijing's push to increase the share of burned waste is unmistakable: a central target calls for 30% of MSW to be treated by waste-to-energy incineration by 2030.
And late last year they opened the worlds biggest incinerator outside Beijing.
In the article, it says only 2% was burned in 1990.. so it seems this is a new initiative.
suprisingly, its not as terrible for the environment as it looks. but its not pleasant to see or be around regardless.
obviously, don't do this in CA b/c wildfires...etc.
Something done by code that isn't represented by the return value of that code. For instance, if you define a function that changes a global variable and then returns double its argument, the change to the global variable is a "side effect". See also "pure functional" (code which doesn't have side effects).
That's not the kind of definition this dictionary is going for, though; that's tech jargon, not startup jargon.
Your site is very niche, meaning that fewer visitors will agree to invest time into registering to upvote / submit.
Anyway–it's not stereotyping Asians, it's stereotyping Chinese-national engineers in Silicon Valley. That's a pretty specific cultural subset.
> no one would accept this logic if it were applied to Black people or gays.
No? Because comedies have never had characters like Tracy Jordan or Franck Eggelhoffer?
I ask, because "Chinese" includes about 56 recognized ethnic groups in mainland China. I don't think we can say whether this character is Han, Zhuang, Hui, or necessarily any specific race that happens to exist primarily within the borders of what we call the nation of China.
Seems to me that character is more making fun of the culture of a nation than of a single ethnic group (or even some set of ethnic groups). If they had a character that made fun of, say, British culture, would that be OK with you? Or only if the character was white? (Which would seem awfully racist to me.)
Or is it only safe to satirize culture if the subject of the satire has ethnic roots in the Caucuses?
Or is it not about ethnicity, but appearance? Is it enough if they merely appear white? Because that opens the comedic landscape far beyond the Caucasus. Can we satirize Mexican culture, provided we limit it to Mexicans of European descent? (Again, how racist is that?)
There are some real battles worth fighting, but this really seems like a cosmetic one to me, no matter how much you think it "smells like racism."
It's like some people have a sense of indignation that's only tuned to detect a few things, and throw any sense of nuance or concept of false-positives out the window.
The character of Jian Yang is a very specific subset of Chinese nationals, namely those who come to work in a very specific industry in a very small part of Northern California.
That's like being upset about a show with a character poking fun at Americans who teach English in South Korea. (Which, I'm guessing, could provide some pretty good material.)
Where's the downvote button, btw? Someone wrote that "Silicon Valley billionaires" are less douchey than regular billionaires and that shit ain't true.
Also, in addition to downvoting, you need some way to flag effectively identical definitions for merging. And to avoid more such definitions, you should tie search to addition, so that if it looks like there's an existing definition for a term (or close to the suggested term), you show that and confirm that the user meant to submit a new definition.