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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Wasn't Al a minstrel too?
    Minstrel, Menstrual...whatever it takes...

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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    I think they are a minotaur people.
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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I think they are a minotaur people.
    Careful...you just gave Mega another prompt for a new thread...

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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Is it the times or is it the people or is it the condition that generates music?
    Today, there seems to be no music , only noise.

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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I think they are a minotaur people.
    That sounds bullish.....
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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Holy crap that's awful.

    I don't think mega meant it though.
    Bunch of racists.
    Now for the point of the thread.

    Context matters

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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Now for the point of the thread.

    Context matters


    Seriously, would of never known that minstrel was a race thing.
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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    Seriously, would of never known that minstrel was a race thing.
    I made the question slightly uncomfortable for a reason. You were not the intended audience, but you did reveal something in your comment that brought out my intended theme. You assumed I was not racist and was attempting to be funny (and I was). However, I was making a greater point to the mongrel thread.

    The person making the comment and their reputation is often an important piece of how it is interpreted and in some cases how it should be interpreted.
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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I made the question slightly uncomfortable for a reason. You were not the intended audience, but you did reveal something in your comment that brought out my intended theme. You assumed I was not racist and was attempting to be funny (and I was). However, I was making a greater point to the mongrel thread.
    Slightly.

    I didn't think you knew that minstrel was such a race motivated thing.
    I guess because the first thought that came to mind for me was, street musicians in 15th-18th century Europe.
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    Re: Are African-Americans a minstrel people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    Seriously, would of never known that minstrel was a race thing.
    It isn't, necessarily.

    Just that specific incarnation of it, which was near the top of a google search for "African-American minstrel(s)", or something along those lines.
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