A social network analysis of acting white

Na'im H. MADYUN, Moo Sung LEE, Mustafa JUMALE

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Using social network and interview data, this case study illuminates why acting White did not apply to students at a predominantly Somali African American school in the U.S. Specifically, this case study shows that high-achieving Somali working-class students were not isolated from their peer networks in their school. Furthermore, this study suggests that Acting White may be not applicable to schools where schools are structurally small-sized, culturally college-bound, and ethnically-homogenous. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3231-3235
JournalProcedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Madyun, N., Lee, M., & Jumale, M. (2010). A social network analysis of acting white. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 3231-3235.


  • Acting white
  • Somali immigrant students
  • Social network analysis


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