|Men (all races)||18.0%||526|
|Women (all races)||14.8%||658|
|White (all ethnicities)||10.4%||939|
An apparent relationship between racial or ethnic self-identification and putative social oppression is evident, reinforcing a chip-on-the-shoulder mentality and desire for group solidarity among those who tend to be the least individually successful. This correlation is important to keep in mind when grasping the psychological aversion SWPLs have to ethnic and especially racial self-identification--it's the primitive, trashy rabble that prides itself on race. As non-whites are mostly invisible in the moral posturing competition, their high levels of racial self-identification are not lamentable (if anything, they are actually laudable). White trash proles are the troglodytes SWPLs separate themselves from by shedding racial consciousness. Parenthetically, as noted below, white Democrats are more likely to identify by race or ethnicity than white Republicans are, but I suspect this is driven by working-class white unionist types, not hipsters from Manhattan.
Jews, despite their social and cultural successes, are a little more cognizant of race and ethnicity than white Gentiles are.
Scotch-Irish Americans are concentrated in poorer Southern states, and their relatively high level of racial consciousness among whites meshes with the SWPL conception of these people as shameful, backwards European cousins.
Though the GOP is portrayed as the party of white racists, white Democrats are considerably more racially conscious than white Republicans are. The gap is not marginal and the sample sizes are large.
The tendency of those with the fewest objective reasons to celebrate their biological and cultural associations with their racial or ethnic group to do so extends to gender. As Charles Murray demonstrates in Human Accomplishment, virtually all significant accomplishments in the arts and sciences are the work of men. Yet the percentage of men who include gender among the three most important methods of self-identification from a list of ten possible descriptors is 23.9%, to 32.1% among women.
* Hispanics include those who chose "some other race" as a racial category, as 97% of those who self-identify as such in the US Census are Hispanic. Those who are Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, or "other Asian" constitute the Asian category. Those who simply identify their ancestry as "American" make up the category of the same name. Those who are of Czechoslavkian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, or Russian descent comprise the Eastern European category. Scandanavians are made up of those who trace their ancestry to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, or Finland. British includes those of English, Scottish, or Welsh descent.