(Please note that I am NOT trying to start a debate on diversity programs nor picking a side)
I see a lot of threads on diversity programs here, and often people advice students to claim / pretend to be black / Hispanic / gay in order to get into IB. I understand non-URM's frustrations but do you guys not think it's dangerous to give this advice. I know HR doesn't check stuff like that but with the way society is right now, if anyone from the bank found out that you were not an URM like you claim to be and that you lied (and was in favor of diversity programs), it would get called "cultural appropriation" and (whether you think it's bs or not,) it would inevitably have a very negative impact on your career. I just think it's risky to advice kids to lie about stuff that banks' claim to take seriously especially with everything becoming more socially liberal with time.
Will note that I am already in IB, not asking for advice. Just trying to look out for these kids' futures