Didn’t Mean A Remark To Be Racist

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about racist motivation: I said another waitress (who happens to be black) was “like a sheep; you have to lead her along to get her to do her work”.

I mentioned to another waitress where I work that another waitress (who happens to be black) was “like a sheep; you have to lead her along to get her to do her work”. This girl told the other, and the other is apparently pursuing the possibility that my comment was racially motivated. It was not, but just an analogy, as she is often not where she is supposed to be, and once found, you have to lead her to the work. When someone is “sly as a fox”, we don’t think of the person as an animal, but think of the characteristic. I was making an analogy about her work initiative only. What is your opinion? Thank you

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