You sound like a tenured, award-winning, full professor of film studies.
You’re so brilliant that you don’t understand the difference between “X,” and “depicting someone as ‘X.’”
But let’s stipulate, as they say in the lawyer shows, that The Searchers is racist. So, what? That’s not a criticism of it as a movie. That’s just your way of identifying yourself as a racial socialist, i.e., a racist!
If the movie had so many “flaws,” you’d have come up with examples.
The record shall reflect that Rex W hates whites.
Nicholas Stix, Uncensored