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Mutual of Omaha insurance firm removing longtime Indian logo

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Posted at 12:58 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 00:59:50-04

OMAHA, Neb. — Insurance company Mutual of Omaha has announced it will replace its longtime corporate logo, which features a depiction of a Native American chief.

The move comes as corporations and sports teams face increasing pressure to dump nicknames and depictions that reference American Indians amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice.

The company is in the process of creating a new logo.

Chairman and CEO James Blackledge said in a news release Friday that Mutual of Omaha is committing an additional $1 million to the $2 million it donates annually to community-based initiatives to address racial equality and social justice.