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Mutual of Omaha retiring images of Native American from logo

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 17, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mutual of Omaha is getting rid of its logo's Native American imagery.

The insurance and financial services company says it will transition away from its current symbol immediately.

“Mutual of Omaha has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, both within our company and in our community. As an organization and a leadership team, we are focused on taking additional actions to answer the call for racial equity and inclusion,” said Mutual of Omaha Chairman and CEO James Blackledge. “We have spent time listening to diverse perspectives among our associates, community leaders and diversity and inclusion experts, and are taking further action to advance racial equity and social justice to create meaningful change.”

The company says it is also launching several new initiatives to address issues of racial equity and social justice.

Native American imagery has been a hot button issue of late. The National Football League’s Washington Redskins recently announced it will drop their nickname after almost 90 years.

Mutual of Omaha sent this letter to employees: