Yes and no. At least from my perspective in academia. Demographics at my institution paint a pretty good picture of representation - but only at lower academic ranks. As you go higher through academic ranks up to full professor, Dean, VPs, you get much whiter and much more male. Well, maybe these people are 'better' ? No. All external assessments of these people's careers do not put them as being better in any way versus the more diverse people they beat to the position. The white males have been winning those coin tosses for so long. It's deeply ingrained. And there are so few of these positions to go around.