Disclaimer: I know that discrimination is real and can be devastating. This is not about race, gender, or politics. I am not looking for opinions about the policy just a factual answer to the question.
I am a white male searching for a job in a field that is full of white males. Most of the applicants are white males, I don't know why, that's just how it is. Is it better for me if I decline to self-identify in those EEO forms that request your race? Is my application more likely to be rejected because I am another white male, or because I am an unknown?
Secondary question: Does the company get in trouble if they hire too many white males if their applicants are mostly white males? Is it good or bad for the company if many people decline to self-identify?