It's about the education system in the US and, more specifically, Rochester, NY, to be certain.
That you are unwilling to acknowledge the fact that racism is, unfortunately, still alive and thriving is, peculiar.
The nail seems to have been hit upon the proverbial "head" in this instance - at that school. Race, along with deplorable educational methods are c-l-e-a-r-l-y the issue, here.
If I may?
"So long as we keep ignoring issues such as these, we all will continue to lose."
That seems to be the young lady's point.
Were not racism an issue in this instance?
I'd bet dollars to donuts that she'd still be in that school...