I agree with you @junkie_dolphin. I’m at split odds honestly with this whole cultural appropriation concept. I feel it’s widely advertised by individuals who aren’t being subject to said appropriation and also aren’t subject to whatever ills that are entailed in said so called wrongdoing. There is a line that I haven’t seen yet, but I feel that appropriating is often mistaken for integration, celebration and acceptance of certain cultural features. There’s so many layers to the tech-ninj concept, and the origins their in. In fact the article even goes so far (IMO) in the first couple paragraphs to imply that the term Tech Ninja itself is bordering on racist. Which I find to be patently ridiculous. The amount of cultural influences inherent in the design of the many Designers mentioned, is either partially or completely unknown to us or the writer. In fact I’d go so far as to say the cultural influences that cause us to do and say the things in our everyday life are far to numerous and extant as a whole to reliably predict at times. The compartmentalization of every developing trend can be exhausting to the viewer and offtimes suffocating to the developer of said trend. Everything is under a brutal microscope nowadays. Sometimes for the very good. Other times for the very opposite.