California’s task force on reparations for Black people in the United States – the first-ever in the nation – has released a report documenting in detail discrimination perpetrated by the state and recommending steps to address those wrongs. Al Jazeera reports that the 500-page document makes sweeping initial recommendations, including that incarcerated people should not be forced to work while in prison and if they do, must be paid fair market wages, a state-subsidised mortgage programme to guarantee low rates for qualifying Black applicants, free healthcare, and free tuition to California colleges and universities and scholarships to Black high school graduates to cover four years of undergraduate education.