Imagine filling out your new online juror questionnaire and you look to input your “sales” occupation and “slave” comes up?  That’s exactly what happened to one juror in Dekalb County, Georgia.

The newly designed online juror questionnaire has only been used for a month and the “slave” occupation seemingly went unnoticed until Monday.  In an interview with 11Alive, County Administrator Cathy McCumber said the occupations were based off an internal list that’s 13 years old. Or maybe she meant 113 years?

“That is not an occupation, slave is not an occupation,” said DeKalb resident, Cheryl Glass.

The company behind the software expects that it’s a glitch.

“Hopefully it’s just a glitch and hopefully it will be worked out.  It doesn’t make sense, but at the same time people make mistakes,” said Anna Wyatt.

Although the word was removed within an hour of learning about it, Dekalb County residents were still in disbelief.

“So they’re saying it’s a mistake?  I don’t think so.  Why is that even an option?  Wow,” said Bridgette Mathis.





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  • The RealKay

    Mistake? I’m sure this was someone’s idea of a joke. A very twisted one at that. *smh*

  • lea

    how can you purposely code slave into a software program and then call it a glitch? where does that happen?

    • Humanista

      Lol, I was just about to say. As someone who has actually coded digital forms, I know that every option has to be manually TYPED IN by someone. Tech glitches don’t just create entire words out of the blue.


  • if we black people don’t be careful, it WILL become our occupation once again.

  • Simone L

    What they want to say was that their database wasn’t updated since the 1800’s-early 1900’s. But they can’t. Saw this on the news the other night. I’d love to select it just to see what they would say.
    “Ma’am, it says you’re a slave..”
    ” yeah, I am.”
    ” But slavery has been abolished..”
    “I guess not, it’s an option on the list, right?”

    These fools said the list of occupations was 26 pages long. riiiight.