The truth is we still struggle on a different plane

from Childish Gambino – Outside Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Echoes of an important quote from the novel, “The Outsiders” (the title of the novel echoing the title of the song), which is about class warfare in the 1950s. The particular quote is said by Cherry, who tells Pony Boy something like

Socs have problems just as Greasers do, just different problems

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