There is a difference between Equality, and the Equal under the protection of the law. The latter is the illusion of equality under the law. The former is the illusion that people are equal as humans, and that they should be treated equally by other humans, without regard to the law.
Anyone that has been alive for more than a few years knows that there isn't any Equality. From the moment that you are born, there is no equality as you find yourself set by the environment established by your parents, or lack thereof. You are rich, poor, in the middle, you live in a great place, a good place, not so good place, bad place, or a really bad place.
You are born, healthy, sickly, diseased, or with a propensity of getting sick due to bad genetics. The list of inequality goes on from your birth, and as you move through the passages of life, the inequality usually gets worse, rather than better.
The reality is that the better your start the better your chances of doing better, and vice versa.
The rest are exceptions to this general rule of life.
"All Men Are Created Equal" is a well known
----We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
This is just a dream that has turned into a nightmare. 1st, this was really just for the Declaration of Independence, talking to the British, and why the US should be free from them. It had nothing to do with equality of the people within the new to be formed US. 2nd, it should be patently obvious from the constitution itself that it didn't include black slaves, or women.
It literally meant, All White Men. It took 2 amendments, 55 years apart just to get Slaves, and Women to vote. The 15th amendment only gave the vote to Black Men.
Now, in the new century, the left is pushing the Civil Rights Amendments and the Declaration of Independence Equality. They have stretched the constitution past its limits, in effect watering it down and making it impotent.
So the short answer, Equality doesn't exist in real life.
Look at what has happened to the One Person One Vote foundation of the US constitution. Today, your vote is cutout. For example, "Super Delegates vs Popular Voter". The Electoral College is devoid of voters.