Outrage Follows Discovery That Georgia County Jurors Can List ‘Slave’ as Occupation

Georgia’s DeKalb County residents were shocked after discovering that a new online juror questionnaire includes “slave” among a variety of occupations that citizens selected for jury duty can select. According to Georgia’s 11Alive, the questionnaire went live online one month ago, but is based off of an internal list that has been used for 13 years.

“11Alive and the court learned about the problem Monday morning, after a potential juror filling out the form hit the letter ‘s’ for sales,” the report reads. “He says he got ‘slave’ instead.”

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“That is not an occupation,” one outraged resident told 11Alive. “Slave is not an occupation.”

According to the company that designed the online survey, “the drop down menus in the survey are inputted by the user.” The word was removed from the survey within an hour of learning about the error.

Watch the report below via 11Alive:

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