As a boy growing up in New York City many hours were spent in movie theaters watching the brave people of England ward off evil Nazis. In school we read stories about gallant English kings who went off to battle with flags flying and saved merry England from evil invaders. As a young soldier I recall arriving in Southampton in 1952 and chatting with gallant English longshoremen who had fought to defend their land during WWII. I always associated England with white skinned men and women. Ah, that was then, and today is now.
Latest figures indicate that only 44.9% of those inhabiting London possess a white skin. The number of people from Asia, the Caribbean and India and Pakistan now makes up a majority of Londoners. So glad to have the new England become the new world of diversity. I assume longshoremen now come in all shapes, sizes and colors.