CONFUCIANISM: The philosophical system of Confucius and his followers; the basis of much of the
Chinese ethical and cultural system.
CONTROL: An actual ability to determine outcomes.
CONSENSUS TESTING: Asking to see if a group is nearing a decision, sending up trial balloon to test
a possible conclusion.
CREOLE: The official identification given to offspring whose one parent is Alaskan Native and one
parent is Russian or European, or Canadian and Native American. (Cajun) The French and Native
CULTURE: Learned or shared behaviors and perceptions of a group which are transmitted from
generation to generation through a shared symbol system. (Penning ton)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (DOD--EOP): The DOD-wide
program of equal opportunity that is accomplished through the military equal opportunity and civilian
equal opportunity efforts by pop Components.
DIRECT INSTITUTIONALIZED DISCRIMINATION: Refers to organizationally-prescribed or
community-prescribed actions which by intention have a differential and negative impact on members
jot subordinate groups. (Feagin).
DIRECTOR OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Any senior official appointed by a
Departmental Secretary to establish policy and administer the Department's EEO program.
DISCRIMINATION: Any act or failure to act that is based in whole or in part on a person's race, color,
religion, sex, or national origin and adversely affects privileges, benefits, dignity, working conditions,
differential treatment in employment conditions in the past or present based on race, color, religion, sex,
age or national origin.
DISCRIMINATION: Actions or practices car red out by members of dominant groups or their
representatives, which have a differential and harmful impact on members of subordinate groups.