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The Monitor's View Britain’s audit of injustice

A society’s first step to reduce inequality is to make sure government provides services without bigotry. Britain’s new prime minister is trying a novel approach: an audit of government injustice.

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One great hypocrisy by almost every government is its claim to serve all people equally but then failing to do so. A new British prime minister, Theresa May, boldly aims to fix that. She recognizes her government must first discern its own failings, especially any bigotry in how it helps its citizens. Last week, she ordered an “audit” of public services, from education to criminal justice, to root out disparities by race or class.

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