_Birth of a Nation_ is not the only racist statement of D.W. Griffith. In _Broken Blossoms_, ostensibly a film about the need for tolerance, he revealed some pretty vile, but probably also culturally pervasive, attitudes about Asians. I still cringe when I remember the character played by Lillian Gish refer to her savior as "Chinky." I suspect that those with more knowledge fo Griffith's work could provide us with many more examples. Stephen Brophy Cambridge, Mass.