U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn was quoted in the July 8 Post and Courier that he had instructed his 21-year-old grandson on how to act if stopped by the police. “The kind of discussion I ought not to have with my grandson. I should not have to say to my grandson, ‘You got to deny your manhood if you want to ensure that you come home alive.’ ”

It appears that Clyburn thinks that if you comply with an officer’s request when stopped, you are denying your manhood. I have a big problem with that statement. Maybe it’s time for Rep. Clyburn to retire.

Richard A. Wright

Marlboro Road

North Charleston