Took a black president to tell the Japanese sorry

from J. Cole – Villuminati Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In August 1945, the United States military dropped atomic bombs on Japan’s cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in order to bring an end to battle in WWII’s Pacific Theatre.

During his first term, President Obama did not visit Hiroshima during his trips to Japan and was supposedly going to visit the city to apologize for the US' actions during WWII.

Neither Japan’s government, nor Hiroshima’s governor thought that President Obama should apologize for the bombing..

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