Interview with James Bevel
QUESTION 3
JAMES A. DEVINNEY:

So, are you saying that in order for nonviolence to work, it has to be met with violence?

JAMES BEVEL:

No, I said that it, it crystallizes when it's like contrasts. You have a better means of showing and revealing and bringing out the contradiction when there is an adamant attitude in people about superimposing their attitudes upon other people. So that you get a better contrast when you have people who are very adamant about that.