Some movement conservatives recently have advised people to answer the census form falsely (or leave questions blank), especially on race. But is this wise? Since it will mostly be European Americans who will answer these questions dishonestly, it seems that such a tactic would be counterproductive. As Steve Sailer points out today:
As far as I can tell, the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to answer these questions honestly. If you are white and non-Hispanic, and you put that down on the Census form, then the quotas for protected groups will be smaller than if you try to be clever and put down something else.
In a world of official and de facto disparate impact quotas, numbers count. And by diminishing the size of your group, you just make things worse for everybody in your group.