So I'm in the shitter doing my business and my battle buddy (Hirt) is a couple stalls down from me. We're both sitting there for a while and our mutual friend Smith walks in. Smith: Hirt, are you in here? Hirt: Yeah. Smith: Hey, we gotta go fill radios. Hurry up. Hirt: It's gonna be a while. I've been holding this shit in for two days and it doesn't want to come out. Smith: Well come down when you're done. Me: I'm gonna be in here for a while too. Hirt: Oh yeah? Me: Yeah. It's as if I owned a bunch of slaves and tried to let them go and they were like, "No." Unknown voice: Slaves? Me: Hello? Unknown voice: What did you say? Me: Imagine you're this guy... Unknown voice: No, you said slaves. Me: Yeah, I'm getting to that part. Imagine you're this guy who owns a bunch of slaves, and when you tried to let them go, they were like, "No." Because that's how I feel right now. Unknown voice: I don't find that very funny, and I'm black. Me: Well, I'm just going to keep my mouth shut. I think that's my best course of action right now. Hirt leaves... Unknown voice leaves... Door opens... (Background noise): Slaves?... Is he still in there?... Yeah... Door closes. I finish my business and head out of the shitter. Black Lieutenant [Unknown voice] (LT): There he is. Me: Okay, i seem to have stirred up some controversy... White Staff Sergeant (SSG): Yeah, you did! What the hell did you say about black people? Me: (At Parade Rest) Sergeant, I didn't say anything about black people. White SSG: You said something about slaves. What did you say? Black LT: If you lie, I'm gonna hit you. Me: I'm not going to lie. I said... (insert first half of the story here) White SSG: So you think that your shit is the same thing as black people? Me: No, sergeant. White SSG: But that's what you said! Me: Negative, sergeant. I did not say that. White SSG proceded to say something about dropping Mexicans out of his ass and how he wouldn't stop any of the black guys standing around if they tried to hit me. I just played the "Roger sergeant" role and moved out when he ordered me to do so. So what's your take on my little situation here? Was my comment racist? Did I deserve an ass-chewing? Do I deserve worse? What's the deal?