SO familiar......I have spent the better part of this past school year reflecting on how these have impacted me in conversations and presentations but also how they continue to impact me. Believe me, I am in "recovery" just as the lady in the NBC clip stated, so I have to keep looking at my guilt and shame to keep it in check. It's like a boomerang that keeps coming back. It stems from this white liberal mantra that I told myself at the end of high school and college, then went into young adulthood. I thought as a social worker, I had this figured out. Then, I had to articulate my beliefs/thoughts and I started tripping over myself. Most recently I found myself in this place of either not saying anything (the white listener) or when I did/do speak up, feeling like I have said too much (white male manslapening). This is what the facilitator means when she used the term "steamrolling".
Part of my work on this is to take careful notes of my self-critique, participating in more discussions with co-workers, as well as having more one:one conversations. In short, I think that my work in this area continues and I will likely have more examples to share in future module 3 forums!