Oppressors are ALSO our brothers and sisters. Nonviolence recognizes this.

“Nonviolence isn’t sitting back with your arms folded. It is first recognizing that the very person who is your oppressor is also your brother or sister. One day he or she may stop being your oppressor, but they’ll never stop being your brother or sister.”

— Jose Maria Pires, in Mev Puleo, The Struggle Is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation