Has the pendulum swung too far?
I created a new account for obvious reasons. For background, I am a member of my bank's (bulge bracket) analyst recruitment team.
I just found out that before the actual recruitment process even starts, we have already hired ~60% of ourdiversity and women's programs.
I wanted to get this forum's opinion on whether or not you think the pendulum has swung too far, and if the deck is becoming too stacked against men and non-diversity hires. And if so, if you think there's anything that we can do about it, especially given the difficulties of speaking about this issue openly.
I want to flag that I am a very big supporter of equality of opportunity. I would also feel much more comfortable if this "affirmative action" were done on the basis of class / wealth distribution as opposed to superficial characteristics.
Edit: One thing I forgot to mention in my original post, was that for the remaining ~40% of summer analyst hires, we were strongly encouraged to consider diversity in our assessment of candidates. Therefore, I assume these remaining hires will also be overweight women and diversity candidates.