Do I Count as Diversity?

Hey Monkeys, 

I'm a sophomore attending a semi target school. I'm Asian, which makes me disqualify for diversity events as I understand. But in my case, I'm the first middle schooler, high schooler, and college student in my family. soooooooo... do I count as diversity? 

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Oct 22, 2020 - 10:34pm

Nope you are Asian. Democrats believe that being asian gives your advantages other races don't have, regardless if you had money growing up, or if you struggled in school.  No, simply the color of your skin matters more than your actual upbringing. 

 

Its cool though, Asians vote Democrat at like 70% plus levels.  

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Oct 23, 2020 - 1:05am

Sorry brah, as an Asian male you are fairly high on the theoretical dominance heiarchy, even higher than white females.  The left loves grouping people into neat identity buckets and determining reactions to a given situation based in where they lie in the heiarchy (i.e. a black female cannot be racist due to her low position in the dominance pyramid).

 

If it sounds absurd , well its because it is.  This is low key why Trump won in 2016...many people cannot get on board with the SJW identify politics and would rather support a reality star turned political hype man.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 23, 2020 - 2:02am

You do because first gen is considered diversity at many big firms. The fact you don't know that shows how little research you've done. If you've been searching for IB opportunities extensively, or even just dug around, you would've found this out. But whatever, you're already prepared to say diversity programs are the reason you can't get into IB even though it's clear you haven't been trying too hard. 

 
Oct 23, 2020 - 9:09am

wherethefisdonny

Its cool though, Asians vote Democrat at like 70% plus levels.  

Probably because of 2 reasons - 1) most Asian Americans live in liberal states (and they want to fit in!),  and 2) Democrats have been successful in convincing minorities that Republicans are somehow racist.

If Asian Americans actually looked into what both parties stand for, the vast majority would probably vote Republican most of the times. 

 

 
  • Prospect in CorpDev
Oct 24, 2020 - 9:48am

You don't think the Republican party is racist in the least? It was only within the last two decades that Arabs were being slaughtered by "brave", "freedom loving" American soldiers for.. being Arab. Never mind how the Republican party has treated blacks in the U.S. in the past few decades... 

And the point here being we probably won't agree - if I bring up voter suppression laws etc you'll argue that it has nothing to do with race - when we both know it's a dog whistle as big as Trump's obese ass. 

 
Oct 22, 2020 - 10:40pm

At Wells Fargo, they do include Asians in the diversity pool, and they have a very robust non-target presence. Very solid shot for next cycle if you have a strong GPA and do the work to stand out from the rest of the pool technicals-wise or resume-wise, and are a good interviewer.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 10:40pm

At Wells Fargo, they do include Asians in the diversity pool, and they have a very robust non-target presence. Very solid shot for next cycle if you have a strong GPA and do the work to stand out from the rest of the pool technicals-wise or resume-wise, and are a good interviewer.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 23, 2020 - 1:32am

Yeah Goldman has a first-gen program but it's not really helpful. They took practically 0 people from the diversity superday they did this year, then they pretty much gave offers to only diverse candidates in the normal SD rounds. You're not going to get two superdays at Goldman, so I and many of my friends got screwed by their school teams/the school-agnostic team. 

 

Bank of America also counts first-gen as diversity but they don't have an actual hiring initiative for it, so if you apply to their program but you're only a first-gen then they won't accept you in the program. I know this because of many close friends who currently work there. 

 

First-gen students really get screwed TBH. Banks should do a better job of including these people in the diversity pool, and schools should do a MUCH better job of preparing first-gen students for the rigors of recruiting. Again, many of my friends (pursuing banking, as well as many other industries) really have no idea how to recruit because they have nobody to help them. 

 
Oct 23, 2020 - 12:09am

Unless you're some obscure, under-represented Asian like Hmong then no you're going to get lumped into the non-minority pile; if you have to think about applying using diversity as a crutch, you should really think about making yourself a stronger candidate first.  You're better than that.  Make yourself standout; personality, grades, story, the whole package.  

 
  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 23, 2020 - 11:54am

This might be a hot take but imo being a first gen college student should qualify more than and is a bigger obstacle to overcome (in most cases) than purely race

 
  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 23, 2020 - 3:31pm

Ethnically/Racially: No

For the purposes of recruiting? Yes. Most banks include 1st generation as one of the criteria that fulfills their diversity initiative. When you are recruiting just read the requirements for eligibility of the program to confirm; if 1st gen is included you can apply

 
Oct 24, 2020 - 3:37pm

No, but that's actually fucked.
I'm Brazilian and whiter than drywall, and many of my friends who are also in the US for school fit the same. We fall under Latino for diversity programs but i sometimes have a laugh with them bc it's weird coming from a what most here consider the "privileged white country club background", OCR recruiting for diversity programs help us a lot but we get a lot of people looking down at us for " abusing" it.
We got a lot of traction at these events due to our internships we Did back home (BBs freshman/sophomore year)

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