In paradise some people still associate ethnicity with the supposed religion of a person.
We often hear these examples on radio talk shows and radio announcers fail to denounce this practice. I find it fatiguing and embarrassing hearing people say “that Catholic man/woman” when referring to a Creole. You may hear similar association when people speak of an Indian descendant person, they may say “that Hindu man/woman“.
It is frustrating in this day and age, (we are in 2015), that small-minded people still think this way. Where is the national mindset ? A Creole is not necessarily a Roman Catholic, the person could be an atheist or a person adhering to a totally different religion. Why do people still need to automatically fit people into religious categories here ?
When nationals are living overseas they refer to themselves as Mauritians but here on paradise they fall-back into communalism trap. This is most frustrating when you are in a young country and the nation building process is ongoing. Maybe a good dose of civic training is required to make people understand that it is rude to refer to people in that way. Show some respect for your citizens and name them as man or woman, Mr, Mrs or Miss, in short as a fellow human.