calling victorians racist is like accusing water of being wet. it was a different world - they saw eveything differently from us. they actually bled people to death in order to balance their 'humors'and save their lives. do we call them ignorant vampires?
we really can't judge different cultures of the past by today's worldview. they didn't know anything compared to us. a daily paper today has more base knowledge in it than the most educated scholar of the renaissance gathered in an entire lifetime.