Questioning someone's motive for identifying the race
This very same girl posted a "rant" to the New Orleans Craigslist about the same "stealing power" thing : the racists epitaphs used to describe her neighors were appalling.
languagehat: Took the words right out of my mouth.
Is there any reason to mention race if I ask AskMe about these problems?
If you think...I'm some nerdy PC asshole, then you're free to think that. ...But the next time someone writes "My neighbours are [doing something bad]. They're [of a certain race/nationality]" I'm going to ask what that last part has to do with it, and I encourage you to do the same.
Any time someone mentions someone's race when it's not immediately relevant, I think it's useful to ask why.
If the ethnicity of the neighbors is relevant, then please explain why in the question. If you don't, it sounds very much like you are either attributing the power stealing to your neighbors' ethnicity.