Is it wrong/offensive/racist to post quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr in a workplace environment?

A new employee came to me visibly upset. They told me that when they asked a co-worker for help, their co-worker told them that they are not responsible for helping them and said to go find help elsewhere. When I heard this I assured the new employee that I would address this issue and that it was company policy to work as a team and each person should feel free to ask for help from another – especially a question.
Due to circumstances I did not have ability to speak with the employee that refused to help her co-worker when this event occurred ( she was working and not free to talk).
I did however post a policy that stated the following:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” MLK Jr.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. MLK Jr.

We are here for the customers, ourselves & each other. We are a team – we help each other!
As employees of XXXXXXXXX we must all work together to help one another especially when a coworker requests or needs help!
No exceptions!
*If anyone has a question about this policy … come see me.
What I received from the employee that refused to help her co-worker was a statement that I was a racist & that as a white man i was not allowed to quote a black man especially MLK Jr. It was also stated that I needed to apologize for the offensive posting. Am i going crazy?
By Phoneboss 8 years ago :: Workplace/Co-workers
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