I was at work and a co-worker started talking about a new nurse intern that is training in the ER. She was saying horrible things about her for several minutes and then asked me if I knew who she was talking about. I said " Isn't she the little black girl" and put out my hand to show the low height. My co-worker said yes, thats her and I replied that I had only met her once and she seemed nice enough. Co-worker then continued to talk about her and mentioned that the new nurse was telling staff members that she was going to a certain shift that is coveted by many. My response to that was that our new ER manager was a rule stickler so I wasn't worried...that was the end of it, until my co-worker (who has a mixed race child) went to my new boss (who is black) and told her that I made racist statements and lied to her claiming that I said that I told her the new nurse was getting the coveted shift as she was black and so was my new manager. I was called into the office and it was obvious that my manager believed everything she was told, told me that I was not allowed to talk to this girl who accused me unless it was to offer up an apology ( I refused as it was a lie) and then turned me into HR. There was, BTW, a witness to the conversation who sided with me. I recently decided that after 23 years in the ER, I have had enough and took a work from home job and put in my notice. During this meeting with the boss where I gave notice, she was much calmer than the first time we met and stated that she now doesn't believe I am a racist and that I didn't say those things I was accused of and I told her that my statement about the girls height was descriptive, not racist ( I am 6'2" and the girl is 5'1") and the rest was an out and out lie and that I believed my co-worker pulled the race card as it is the one thing that would have infuriated her and it worked. Other co-workers who heard about what happened think I should take this situation all the way up to corporate compliance. BTW, the CNO is best friends with my accuser...she had her as a bridesmaid and her FB is full of pictures of the two of them. I don't believe I will be treated fairly and want this off my record, never in 23 years has anything like this happened to me. I don't know what to do. FYI, not that I think honestly that this has any bearing on it, I am the only jewish employee in the hospital.