So an award for a film about saving Americans is given by a representative of a government that did not save Americans in front of a cheering crowd of people who--according to that film--would have refused to help save Americans as both sides congratulate themselves on what great people they are!
Amazing chutzpah along with the assumption--almost totally correct--that no one would notice the hypocrisy.
Why Redskins? Because the white, male, patriots who threw the tea into Boston harbor dressed up as Native Americans. It was, of course, a joke as the British certainly knew who they were.
Presumably, in today's framework the British would have called the operation a racist action and shamed the colonists into calling off the revolution. And one can envision students being taught today that it was doubly racist--I'm saying this as a joke but who knows?--because the patriots were also hoping that the British would blame the Native Americans and thus kill them off even faster!
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