Friday, August 22, 2008

Statement from Morehouse College President Regarding the Amethyst Initiative

Morehouse College President Makes Statement on Amethyst Initiative
President re-considers his support of the initiative

"After careful re-consideration of the Amethyst Initiative, I am withdrawing my support to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. Morehouse does not condone the misuse or abuse of alcohol or illegal substances. While we welcome and encourage spirited public debate about appropriate standards of behavior, we do not support policies that would have the effect of encouraging or making it more likely that younger citizens would use alcohol or drugs.”

-Robert M. Franklin
President, Morehouse College


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