Friday, June 23, 2017


Quotes by NH Rep Joe Pitre from June 16th Fosters Article:

Pitre also said he “did not know the difference” between the white and black soldiers while he served in the military for 11 years.

“Matter of fact, I can remember a guy named Boone,” he said. “He was from New York City. One on one, he was fine. When he was with other blacks — you know, that was the ’60s. I understand that.”
Pitre said he only takes issue with someone if they treat him negatively. 

“There are some blacks that I like — some I don’t,” he said. “I don’t like some of their traits, some of them. You know, I choose not to be friends with them, but I’ve got white friends the same way. If I don’t like somebody’s attitude, that’s it. Like I said, it’s a mirror.”

Pitre also said the “black folks” for whom he has worked have told him he’s trustworthy and loyal. He also said he’s “seen great progress among some black people” he knows.


“They’re better educated,” he said. “Matter of fact, look at athletes. I mean, they express themselves very, very well — you know, most of them. Back in the old days, they could hardly speak. I remember Connie Hawkins. He was a great basketball player, but he couldn’t express himself.”

In reference to the Latino portion of Reaching Higher New Hampshire’s allegation, Pitre said he would never make such a statement because he has Portuguese heritage, which he said is of “Latino descent.”

“I wouldn’t slam my own,” said Pitre.

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