Report: DeKalb juror questionnaire listed “slave” as occupation option

DeKalb County jurors filling out a new on-line juror questionnaire recently were shocked to find an ugly blast from the past when listing their occupation.

In the midst of an extensive drop-down menu of possible occupations a juror could list was the option “slave,” according to a WXIA-TV report.

The juror’s survey went on line about a month ago, WXIA reported.

A court spokeswoman told the station that the list of occupations to choose from is 62 pages long, but she didn’t know how long “slave” had been on the list.

“Slave” was removed from the list within an hour after the issue was raised with the county, the station reported.

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