Why did Scout think that Uncle Jack's actions were unjustified in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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When Scout gets into trouble with her Uncle Jack because of the incident with Francis, she tells him, "You're real nice Uncle Jack. . .but you don't understand children much."  When he objects and tries to remind her of her conduct, Scout insists, "You gonna give me a chance to tell you?  I don't mean to sass you, I'm just tryin' to tell you. . . .Francis provocated me enough to knock his block off--"  Scout then goes on to tell  her uncle that Francis had called her father a "nigger-lover" and said that Atticus was going to be "the ruination of the family."  Upon hearing Scout's side of the story, Uncle Jack is angered by Francis's comments and he and Scout make amends. 

 

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