Sure if you had no knowledge of the history you'd ask the second question. But that would require just recently emerging after living in a bunker for a hundred years level ignorance.When any democratic country has put laws in place which discriminate against a tiny ethnic minority from participating in the economy as freely as an overwhelming majority, then you have to ask two questions:
1. What is so special about this tiny minority that they need to be handicapped in order to compete fairly?
2. What is wrong with the majority that they are unable to compete with the tiny minority?
These are questions I have personally been asked from people overseas when talking about BEE. They look at the numbers and it doesn't add up since Affirmative Action has always historically been imposed on the majority in order for the minority to have equal opportunities. You literally get this look of confusion.