Carmen Colon’s interview continues with Ken L. Foote Former Prosecuting Attorney on Race Implications in the Michael Dunn Trial.
In interviewing Kenneth L. Foote, a former Florida State criminal prosecutor in Clearwater Florida, I was fascinated with his insight into how he thought race played a part in the trial case of people like Michael Dunn. He is Mulit-racial being Black, Native American and Irish. A Brooklyn native, raised in NYC, Kenneth attended St. John’s University and Florida State’s Stetson Law School. His experiences shed light on how being of both worlds could pose additional views from the vantage point of others. Mr. Foote not only brought to the table the confusion and heartbreaking tragedy that ignorance brings when races meet under these circumstances; he made it clear that the era in which you were raised has as much power in decision making as what society was promoting at the current time. As a mother of black/latino sons, this interview helped quell some of my fears for my sons in the event they were to go visit their grandparents and cousins in Florida. It also gave me a blueprint as to how to prepare them for the trip,which sadly seems something I am well aware that white mothers don’t have to do when their children travel away from home.”