Some quotes from Go Set A Watchman:
Quote:'Do you want your children going to a school that’s been dragged down to accommodate Negro children?'
'The Negroes down here are still in their childhood as a
'Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters? Do you want them in our world?'
Atticus calls pro-segregation councils: 'a sort of warning to the Negroes for them not to be in such a hurry.'
'Now think about this... What would happen if all the Negroes in the South were suddenly given full civil rights? I’ll tell you, There’d be another Reconstruction. Would you want your state governments run by people who don’t know how to run ’em?... We’re outnumbered, you know.'
Et tu, Scout?
Even though Scout, the main character of both Lee novels, is more enlightened than her father, she expresses shocking sentiments towards black people even while speaking in their defense:
'We’ve agreed that they are backward, that they’re illiterate, that they’re dirty and comical and shiftless and no good, they’re infants and they’re stupid, some of them, but we haven’t agreed on one thing and we never will. You deny that they’re human.'