The query came from a young Black woman whose friend used to date him, I later learned.
Despite the fact that he answered "no," this friend-of-his-ex appeared to be fantastically annoyed with the whole thing.
Of course, there are institutions keeping a lot of the negative stereotypes about Black men a reality.
As I've gotten older, that statement has taken on a different gravity.
There are statistically fewer men of color than white men.