quote:it was a compliment to the people i answer to at work
Hmmmm... That's not in the definition you provided:
Sarcasm is stating the opposite of an intended meaning especially in order to sneeringly, slyly, jest or mock a person, situation or thing.
The OPPOSITE of what you wrote and, by the defintion of sarcasm, what you meant to write was how African-Americans don't work as hard as you because, you know, you've been working since you were 14 while they are "handed everything."
[Sarcasm] is strongly associated with irony, with some definitions classifying it as a type of verbal irony intended to insult or wound.
You intended to wound or insult who? The people you answer to at work?
Go ahead, explain how the use of sarcasm which, by definition, indicates that you want to insult or wound someone somehow compliment the people you answer to at work. INSULT = COMPLIMENT?