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Discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, racial reconciliation and his belief that all lives matter, Glenn Beck said Wednesday on his television show that the country needs to "atone" for its divisive past on many issues.

"I know a lot of people disagree with this — they're still yelling about slavery — I'm sorry, dude, 600,000 people, most of them white, lost their lives," Beck said. "The country was washed in blood and Abraham Lincoln was willing to lose it all ... against slavery."

Beck said the country atoned for slavery then, but "picked it right back up" in reconstruction.

"We just changed from slavery to something else, ... but there was no atonement there," he said.

Lawrence Jones, a contributor for TheBlaze, agreed with Beck, adding, "At the end of the day, God is right. God is the one who is going to bring us all together."

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