There’s something different about the public reaction to Muhlaysia Booker’s death

Dallas (CNN)Muhlaysia Booker was honored in death Tuesday the same way she lived her life, as a fierce, beautiful transgender woman, surrounded by those who loved her. The two neighborhoods are just miles away from each other, but worlds apart. A short drive along the nest of interstates leads from South Dallas’ boarded-up storefronts to Oak Lawn’s gleaming multipurpose developments and businesses bedecked in rainbow flags. Cathedral of Hope’s senior pastor, Reverend Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, hopes that Booker’s death is an opportunity to bring people together and find common ground.