There’s an article about my high school in the New York Times.
Despite the fact that blacks make up 34.7% of the school system, they are only 2.2% of the student body at Stuyvesant High School, which limits admission to students who score high on an admissions test.
Officials are “at a loss” to explain why so few blacks qualify despite the existence of a “special institute to prepare black and Hispanic students for the mind-bendingly difficult test “
The demographic makeup of Stuyvesant has changed significantly since I graduated. When I attended, the student body was mostly white, but today it’s mostly Asian and whites are a minority. This is an expected result of continued "flight" of middle class whites from New York City. The whites who are left are either blue collar whites living in the outer boroughs, or rich whites living Manhattan who can afford to send their children to private schools.
In case you are wondering about my opinion on what should be done about the “problem,” my answer is that nothing should be done, Stuyvesant should continue using an exam as the sole criterion for admission. Intelligent students whose parents can’t afford to send them to a private schools need a place to go where they can be among other intelligent students.