Re: Forget true equality
I work at a tech company which is basically nonstop hiring as fast as we can. The figure I hear is that we see a single female resume every few months. Usually unqualified to boot (the majority of all resumes we see are unqualified, not just female, before someone jumps on that).
People can tell their fairy tales about gangs of discriminatory white men who apparently have a collective fetish for Asian men, but the truth is that the best candidate is always the person hired, and that person is usually either a white or Asian male because 99 times out of 100 nobody else has applied. Creating incentives to hire unqualified people in the remaining 1 case when one happens to be available is stupid for your business. Not to mention going to piss off the other 99 employees and risk creating an actually hostile work environment for minorities when they're seen as token hires rather than qualified colleagues.
I have to echo the above. If you're particularly bothered by the racial composition of a field (and personally I find the obsession with racial composition pretty messed up to begin with) then you should get people in the front door by getting them educated in the field and turning them into excellent job candidates. They will be hired gladly.