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High school senior Savanna Tomlinson’s yearbook quote goes viral

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High school senior Savanna Tomlinson’s yearbook quote goes viral

Savanna Tomlinson’s senior yearbook quote has gone viral.

“Anything is possible when you sound Caucasian on the phone,” the Florida teen wrote for her quote alongside her picture in the yearbook.

Tomlinson explained that she thought the quote was both funny and true and came across the idea when a comedian on Twitter posted about getting a free airline ticket, writing, “this is AMERICA. anything is possible if you sound white on the phone.”

“He got a free plane ticket and he accredited it to sounding white on the phone,” Tomlinson said. “At the time I thought it was funny and cute and it was also kind of accurate.”

“It’s something that growing up African-American you are thinking of and it is something that has relevance in today’s world,” she later added. “It’s a comical truth.”

She said that she also considered the quote because she has seen it in use in her own life and workplace. “I work at MetroPCS, and when I’m answering the phone, I hear my tone of voice change,” she told the Daily News. She insisted that it’s an unintentional and unconscious change: “You just do it.”

Tomlinson’s original tweet showing her yearbook quote has received 200,000 retweets and likes combined.

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