Equality is people being able to do the same thing, go to the same places, use the same restrooms, etc. and not be punished for it. Its when people, “black” or “white”, are equal and not separate. If people are separate but “equal” this will almost always result in one side not being as good, and the other one will always better off. Laws that make people “equal” but say that they have to be separated usually won’t be enforced because it is almost impossible to do so, and that if your separated you won’t be equal because you have to use different things like the drinking fountains and schools, which can be in worse condition.