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Georgia lists slavery as occupation on jury duty questionnaire

By Mason White 12:28 PM November 28, 2013
Slave listed on jury duty questionnaire 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) People were outraged after slavery was listed as an occupation on jury duty questionnaire in Georgia.

Now, court officials have apologized for writing slave on the jury duty questionnaire and promised that the list has since been changed.

DeKalb County Court Administrator Cathy McCumber said that the questionnaire, which went online a month ago, was based on an internal list that has been used for the past 13 years.

The inclusion of “slave” in the list of occupations on the questionnaire was discovered on Monday, when a man in search of “sales” noticed the offending item.

McCumber said that the word was removed quickly from the questionnaire.

The company that designed the software said that entries in the drop down menus are created by the user.