Up till the mid 1800's the U.S.A. condoned chattlel slavery. The southern
part of the country was based on a slavery culture. Small groups of
indaviduals worked to re-define the definition of a black man, and this
caught on. THere are still indaviduals who, as a result of their hate,
see the black populous as non-human, but they are now a minority view in
the U.S. Slavery was outlawed in the 1800's and many laws were passed to
help equalize inconsistent treatment of people in our society.
I use this as an example. With everything there is an indavidual and an
enmasse perception. For a wide-ranging analysis, the enmasse view is
relied upon. I can call a table my Katteespuppy, but untill I educate
people as to what that is, only myself and my closest circle will be aware
of this. Perception can evolve, as the slavery issue did in the U.S.,
when the enmasse perception evolves. It all may be scary to you, but as
artists we are somewhat at the mercy of society.