It is not a "catch-22" question. The question originated from a psych index long ago, where it came from I don't remember. The answer is to treat him/her like you would any other. The index shows that if you answer the way you did, it's an "indicator" to a predisposition of being partial to certain people or groups. Of course this can be challenged by many other factors, but that is the answer they are looking for. I'll try and look up the psychological area for you. It is specific for police questioning. I learned this many moons ago in undergrad research methods(psych).