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To Kill a Mockingbird

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How Whites Treat Blacks

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Which of the following offers the closest restatement of Atticus' views on how white men should treat black men?

A

White men should treat black men cordially even if they feel that they are different. A white man who treats a black man poorly reveals his own lack of good manners and lack of good breeding.

B

White men should treat black men as they themselves would like to be treated. A white man who ignores the golden rule and treats a black man poorly cannot be a decent person or true Christian.

C

White men should treat black men with veiled hostility, if they can't rid themselves of prejudice. A white man who treats a black man poorly in the open shows poor self-control, which reflects negatively upon him.

D

White men should treat black men as equals. A white man who treats a black man poorly most often does so out of a conscious or unconscious anxiety about his own inferiority in the social hierarchy.

E

White men should treat black men as individuals, to be judged according to their own merits or lack thereof. A white man who treats a black man poorly on the basis of stereotypes is a savage.