Equality of opportunity does not equal equality of results. - Me
Western culture is fixated on results. We define ourselves and others by the outcome of their efforts. Your home, car, and toys are the results of the income you produce through your labor. Humans have a fascination with results, and less so with the sweat equity paid to foster said results.
Equality is not possible. At least in the everyone holding hands singing kumbaya. The only form of equality that is possible is equality of opportunity. This means that the statistics between groups of people will never even out. There will always be a group that performs better in certain aspects. There will always be individuals who perform better then other individuals.
Fairness is not equality of results. Fairness is equality of opportunity, which means justice and education should be levied equally throughout the entire population. Outside of that, no one is owed anything.