McGraw-Hill calls slaves 'workers', issues apology

One of the largest textbook companies in the world has issued an apology and says it can "do better" after a caption in a high school text book called slaves brought over from Africa, workers.

A Texas mother posted video to Facebook last week that's been seen by almost 2 million people. The problem inside the book is a caption under the chapter titled "Patterns in Immigration".

The caption read the following "The Atlantic Slave Trade between the 1500s and 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.

Roni Dean-Burren posted the video that was critical of the publishing company McGraw-Hill. She calls the characterization of slavery in the passage “erasure.”

Here's the video she posted: