"Of course a Grierson would not think seriously of a Northerner, a day laborer."

from William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily on Rap Genius

Meaning

This statement reflected the feelings of many Southerners of the time. They still had ill feelings of the North and blamed them for economic distress. The last statement “a day laborer” was just to add insult to injury. This feeling is still very much alive today too, unfortunately.

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