- Oct 16, 2011
BEE is not a choice of the majority. The majority is excluded from BEE. It's a choice of the ANC elite, their families, friends and patronage network as it gives access for little effort to the legal theft of the riches of people of a single demographic that worked hard to build those riches.
How successful would Ramaphosa have been as a businessman if there was no BEE?
I agree, but you also have to wonder how discriminated against he would have been if there wasn't BEE. People can be funny and I have worked around a lot of racist people in my life, from all demographs. I had my own father taken to the CCMA for a misinterpreted phrase, then again I also had a manager resign because he didn't want to report to a black superior(which he made very clear with a couple of racial slurs).
It's tricky(as the estate agent said), you want to give people want they want even tho it is wrong, but it isn't your job to enforce it. Then again things are never going to get better if you keep looking away.
Racism isn't acceptable, but apart from wagging our fingers what can we do about it?