College Issues Statement on Anthem Issue

In a story that has stirred up much debate in the community, Meg Amstutz, interim president of College of Coastal Georgia, issued this statement yesterday regarding the men’s basketball team taking a knee during the national anthem before the Wednesday night game: “The College of Coastal Georgia reveres our national anthem and the flag of the United States and believes that Americans should stand as a mark of respect during the anthem. At the same time, we respect the constitutional right of our students to exercise their freedom of speech as protected under the First Amendment. In the midst of this national dialogue, our focus is on fostering civility as people express differing opinions in our community.”