During school today a girl in my class who is applying EA to Stanford was talking about the demographics section of the common app. She told us that she isn't indicating what her race--white-- is on her application because she thinks it would hurt her more than it would help her. In an attempt to further justify her decision she told us that "the only person who benefits from indicating his or her race on the common app is an URM." (I would like to emphasize that this is not my thought, it is hers) I find this to be ridiculous; I think that college admissions officers would appreciate the applicant's honesty who chose to include his or her race without worrying about whether or not it might influence his or her application. Do you think that it is wise to refrain from indicating one's race on the common app?