Listen Live
97.9 The Box Featured Video
CLOSE

Students at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center will be greeted with a brand new quote on the wall after a social media backlash forced the removal of the original one.

The initial quote that was on the wall read, “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman,” received a strong reaction, prompting the removal after thousands voiced their displeasure with the message.

https://twitter.com/wittelstephanie/status/1030541729911500800

RELATED: HISD Announces Free Meals For 2018-19 School Year

RELATED: Back To School Dates For HISD And Other School Districts

The original quote posted is attributed to Sidney Biddle Barrows, the so-called “Mayflower Madam” of New York City. She was a escort service owner who was busted in the 1980s and reportedly said those words to her escorts.

The new quote, attributed to Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and the district announced that third graders at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center would be reading her book, “Malala’s Magic Pencil.”

Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone