Claws actress and comedian Niecy Nash, like many of us, is sick of racists calling the police on Black people for absolutely no reason. From BBQ Becky to Coupon Carl, the number of emergency calls made in the name of White fear this year has been nothing less than staggering.
Nash is now addressing the phenomenon with both humor and sincerity, taking on the troubling trend in a new infomercial parody produced by The New York Times.
“You’re scared, you’re White, but with cell phone cameras and social media, calling 911 on your Black or Brown neighbors just isn’t what it used to be,” Nash begins. She goes on to lambaste those who “call 911 on Black people for no god*amn reason.”
She goes on to tell “racist douches” to call 1-844-WYT-FEAR, where the operators calm racist White callers down by explaining Black folks have the right to leave the house without the authorities being notified.
Check out the clip below.
The latest incident took place in Brooklyn, New York, as a White woman called the police on a child she accused of groping her in a convenience store. The kid can be seen with his mother crying out “mommy” as the woman is on the phone with the cops.
“White lady calling the cops on a Black lady, I get it,” the woman can be heard saying in the video. Adding that “the son grabbed my a** and she decided to yell at me.”
Bystanders can be heard saying that the woman should go home and expressed shock that she would call the cops on a child. In another video, another White woman intervened and confronted the lady and told her to go away.
“I am calling you out,” the second lady said. “Did you seriously call the police on a child?”
The lady claimed in the video that she was a police officer.
This white woman called the police on black child & accused him of sexual assault because he accidentally brushed up against her in a crowded grocery store aisle. He’s just 9 years old. pic.twitter.com/lZlIKQAwm0
— Simar (@sahluwal) October 12, 2018
“Cornerstore Caroline” apologized later that week after viewing a video that proved that he did not touch her.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.