Summary List PlacementFinancial-meme accounts routinely call out tropes about young financiers as scions of Wall Street dynasties who grew up in affluent towns in the Northeast and are often white and male. There's a reason those impressions exist. A recent Government Accountability Office report found that 60% of executives or senior-level managers at financial-services firms were white men, followed by 26% who were white women. Black or African American men and women each made up 1%. Just 2% were Hispanic men, and 1% were Hispanic women. At the more junior levels, though, a more diverse Wall Street is evident.
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