Journal of Gender, Race & Justice
The result was a veritable feedback loop whose cognitive output, the mental imprint of "morally impoverished" "super- predators,"14 continually fed its input. [...]even as crime rates among black youth have dropped steadily since the mid-1990s, these selfreinforcing associations and dissociations have prompted lawmakers and their constituents to continue to support laws and policies that they know disproportionately punish and incapacitate young black males. [...]is the apparent extent to which even subliminal racial primes can influence our perceptions of individuals.
Perry L. Moriearty and William Carson, Cognitive Warfare and Young Black Males in America, 15 J. Gender Race & Just. 281 (2012), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/384.