One of my best friends once paid me quite a compliment. She said, and I quote, "Isn't Joe the most good-looking black man you've ever seen in your life?" Which, I mean, is a real nice compliment, isn't it? (Like, she's aware Denzel Washington exists, right?) If I were white, would she have said I'm the "best-looking white man"? Or just the "best-looking man"?