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In this satirical infomercial, the comedian and actress Niecy Nash plays the inventor of a new hotline, 1-844-WYT-FEAR. The video advertises a phone service for white people to call when they can’t cope with black people living their lives near them. It’s a real phone number we created so that fearful whites can call it for advice, about their racism. Subscribe: More from The New York Times Video: ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.


Josue Sanchez : Your forgot living in your apartment!

Naturally Naila : This is hilarious and yet disgustingly the TRUTH at the same tine. Much needed... thank you

Moto Gyal : They forgot visiting your loved one's grave, studying in your college library, meditating in your own vehicle, accidently bumping into a white person with a backpack, standing in a doorway out of the rain waiting on your Uber, walking your dog, sitting too long in a Subway restaurant with your family, asking for plastic eating utensils, and breathing

The Amazing Guyulnevrb : She forgot Breathing while Black.

The Young and the Redeemed : Watch out, I hear the pitter-patter of triggered white folks a-comin'...wait for it...

Arrogant Bastard IV : I’ll echo the sentiment of others: air it on television. My two cents: incorporate it into the YouTube ad network.

Born a black vegan Newyork : It's not white fear. They have an obsession with trying to control blacks. Their are very jealous when they see blacks doing better than them.

missironmouse : These people who call 911 for none sense like this should pay the bill. You wasted the operators time and the cops time. You should receive a bill for it.

bruh : "Yeah turns out we're neighbors and I'm racist" 😂😂😂💀

Shug Avery : Miss Niecy is a national treasure! Run this ad during the Super Bowl, NASCAR, and the CMT channel.

Kevan Hudson : idk whether I should laugh hysterically or cry because every event mentioned was real (and I know there are tons of cases that have gone unfilmed)

rabit818 : Put this video in between Mesothelioma ad and we buy gold ad, and the phone will ring off the hook.

Josue Sanchez : Like the 90s ish look *thumbs up* I called: ..."if hearing Spanish easily triggers you, protect your ears now" ha ha ha ha ha ha

Yellowwood : Trump whispering: "Hello operator, there's this black guy👨🏿 in my office who I think he says his name is Kanye or Kunta or something that starts with the letter *'C'.* He's rambling and is starting to say I'm his Daddy👴🏻. What should I do? 🤷🏼‍♂️

Steph Anie : “ people have boats too now” 😂

AN Morgan : The ending tho...😂 smh. Add babysitting to the list now too.

氵每夕卜 : Working! ...while at work. 😂😂😂

slimtee2 : It crazy when she goes through that list, because these things actually happened and will most likely continue to happen.

holy shit : The last part holds so much truth "mind your own god dam business".

DMitchell NineteenEightyFive : I love the vintage feel of this ad. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Shannon Hill : Lmao I just called the number and it's legit

Indra Eindhoven : LMAO.... Funny way to deal with a sad situation... I hate racism :(

Lilli L'amour : Neicy you nailed it sis!

Daisy Jernigan : This should be a commercial on national tv

Icarrus Legrand : Niecy Nash is so funny! This looks like In Living Color!

Warbrain 777 : This is like an In living Color sketch...LOL

Randee Guerrero : I'm white and I approve this message. I'm so glad she made this.

Debra Williams : Got another one: driving while black! Lol!

San Junipero : “ It’s a REAL number for real white people who should mind their damm business” 😂 💯 internet gold.

AFrodite : For using a coupon... it’s so sad that these are real 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

Macario Patrick : This is the greatest video on YouTube ever!

CREOLE VIKING : Nothing will ever change the way those people think.

GiGi Noir : NYT is not playing anymore and having fun doing it😄😋🙂

Tarius Shinobi : Even though this is a Parody. This is a Serious Issue! With often Fatal Results!

Ric Reid : Regular frisbee or ultimate frisbee...ROTF

Wilson Monroe : I saw a man leaving every night from the same house and getting in a parked car that mysteriously sits in the drive way. Hmmmmmmm..... He always has a small container in his hand when he gets in the car and drives away. Hmmmmmmm.... I called the number and they said, " SIR, THAT'S YOUR neighbor JUST GOING TO WORK. The container is his lunch. HE HAS A NIGHT JOB"................... What trips me out is these types of things really do happen unfortunately for people in our dark skin. You would think it was a comedy skit, but nooooo this sh!! is real. Sad...... Love is the key to solving a lot of these problems.

Carina Carter : When people think of racism they always think of jim crow days or slavery. But modern racism is subtle. Modern racism people can be racist and not be aware of it.

FirstName LastName : The people who get triggered by this video are the same ones who think jokes about black people hanging from trees are hilarious...hmm

Ashley Johnson : Can we get this commercial during the Super Bowl? PLEASE

Cali Cooley : I called the number... I am lmaoooooo...I can't believe this is real! Thank you O.G. Neicy!

Collier Raine : Now this needs to go Viral !!!

The True Royal Family : They will never stop making them DAM phone calls

Michelle Robinson : Gurll!!! This is too funny. Bwhahahahaha. Now the white folks have a hotline to call in there frivolous complaints and leave the 911 emergency line alone for people who have real issues. Keep up the hilarious work.

KillahManjaro : Just call the cops on them when they call the cops on you. If they can waste tax payer money why can't us?

Beautiful IsDifferent : Lmao this number actually works!!! This should be played on TV....

Eric Hope : Hilarious! And sadly, NECESSARY!!!

Marcel Audubon : we can't have people working while at work! that's all kinds of suspicious! hahaha!

aliciabrillante : This needs to be shown everywhere.

sandraand6690 : The white guy shaking in what looks like a Walmart LMAO!