As the BEE/AA debate continues to rage on, we constantly hear it being called racist by some and then being defended by others. I have an interesting question that I would like to pose...
A former colleague of mine adopted 2 black children, two brothers. He's a successful white male and I have no doubt that his boys (now approaching their teens) will be attending good schools and enjoying other such privileges.
Where this gets interesting for me is that once they need to find a job or apply for university, they will have the advantage of being able to qulaify for BEE/AA. As far as I can tell, the only difference is the colour of their skin.
If my colleague were to have had children of his own they would have been raised in exactly the same way, by exactly the same parents, but would not have qualified for AA because they would have been white.
Would the rules change for them? Or are these policies based purely on the colour of our skin?
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