I have a problem with this. I am a graduate of Peter Stuyvesant High School (class of 1975), one of the "elite" schools named in the lawsuit. I went to one of the worst Junior High Schools in Queens, NY. My teachers saw that myself and a few other students had potential and asked us if we ever considered going to a specialized HS. At the time I didn't even know about Stuyvesant. They helped us prepare for the exam. Every day after school we spent hours studying for the exam. We read dictionaries and we took practice exams. Our teachers did everything that they could to make sure that we were ready. They were there for us as long as we put in the work.
Now if the topic was access to resources to prepare for the exam, I agree that there are issues. Maybe the focus should be on developing programs to get more African-American kids into these specialized schools instead of lawsuits.
By the way in my graduating Junior High School class of 1972, I went to Stuyvesant, 3 or 4 others went to Brooklyn Tech, and one went to Bronx HS of Science.