RE DOM Giordano's op-ed on American Sign Language:

Running it was like publishing an article by a neo-Nazi degrading Hebrew and Jewish culture, or like publishing an author who openly condones genocide. As a deaf person, what I got from reading this article is that I'm less human and I need to be fixed medically, therefore my language and culture is inferior and it's acceptable to wipe it out through cultural genocide.

Tim Riker, Sacramento, Calif.