First, I love this because I love civil disobedience in general, and throwing a wrench in bureaucracy is its own reward, somehow.
Second, I love this because it undermines certain government programs that I find perverse and unprincipled (most obviously, affirmative action programs).
Third, this is a very reasonable notion. I have no strong affiliation with any "race" background of my own: I think I'm a little Dutch, a little English, and a little of three or four other things, including Native American. But I don't give a shit, and I've long admired this early excerpt from Crevecoeur's 1782 text, "Letters From and American Farmer":
...whence came all these people? they are mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes. From this promiscuous breed, that race now called Americans have arisen... Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims, who are carrying along with them that great mass of arts, sciences, vigour, and industry which began long since in the east; they will finish the great circle.
Yes, whiners, it's true that "black" people and others are left out of this description. But we of the American race would be happy to have them now. In any case, I can't wait to fill out my census now. I have a cause!