To Kill a Mockingbird

At one point during his closing remarks, Atticus says to the jury, "This case is as simple as black and white." What does he mean by this statement? How can it be interpreted on more than one level?

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Atticus knows even this jury can understand this metaphor. Obviously this case has everything to do with race and skin colour. As well this case is so completely clear that Tom is innocent and Bob Ewell is guilty unspeakable crimes.