Why is it that when a "white male/female" commits a crime, the offender is described as a white male/female? Yet when it is a "black" offender there is hardly ever, if any, mention of their colour. There are two recent incidents that come to mind. Firstly the two PCSO's beaten up in Croydon, were attacked by a group of black youths. There was no mention of their colour, which in fact has some bearing on the dynamics of the situation. Then secondly there was an incident on a plane where a hostess was bottled and an attempt was made to open the emergency door. The offenders were described as Briitish, with the ommision of their colour. One may contend that the colour reference is superfluous, but then why refer to it when it's a white person commiting an offence? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7527873.stm I hope this hasn't come across as racist, as this is not my intention, I just want to point out a journalistic discrepancy.