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.
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.