I first stumbled on this quote at ThoughtCo:
he did not realize that 'white' has no more to do with a colour than 'God save the King' with a god, and that it is the height of impropriety to consider what it does connote.
— E. M. Forster (1924), A Passage to India, chapter 7.
How doesn't "white" relate to skin colour? Most European Caucasians do have lighter skin.
How doesn't 'God save the King' relate to a god? Doesn't it refer to the Church of England's God?
What does "it" connote?
Why is "the height of impropriety to consider what it does connote"?