Racist PSAT Questions

"Returning to her home town after a twenty-year absence, the desperate poverty Savka saw there shocked and saddened her."

Why is this PSAT writing question so racist?

Isn't it funny that John is never involved with poverty-stricken home towns? Instead, Savka is. Savka, of course, is a name with no obvious racial or cultural associations (unless you think random Croatian names are readily apparent to the average American). But isn't this blatantly racist against people with weird names? That only they would have poverty-stricken hometowns?

I just thought the political incorrectness of their attempt at political correctness was ironic.