Maybe 10+ years ago, but I wouldn't bet on it now. Look what has happened to every career that is traditionally gate-kept via academia. Doctors now reject basic human anatomy in fealty to liberal politics. Yes, there are obvious money incentives for closing these stores, but by closing them, they also get to reject reality in a way, because the rampant theft and likelihood of violence in these stores also doesn't fit the preferred narrative. Again, if pressed, I almost guarantee you WalMart would absolutely defend and promote the liberal plantation that keeps blacks acting like fools in all these deep blue cities.At the end of the day Walmart is a business and this is nothing more than a business decision. Beancounters are rarely ideologues.