I don't think whites are second class citizens. However, what happened in both of these cases was completely wrong. The first case seems to have been caused by racism. To blame it on alcohol and islam is ridiculous. In neither case should the attackers have walked away free.
@mikenick, I couldn't work out what was wrong with the boyfriend either. Maybe he was drunk, maybe he was scared of Britain's laws that make self-defence punishable if you hurt your attackers too much, or maybe he was just scared.