Thomas Sowell's A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles points out that:
... A vast chasm between the existing intellectual and moral capabilities of the common man and those of the intellectual elite has been an enduring characteristic of the tradition of the unconstrained vision.
While the unconstrained vision has featured egalitarianism as a conviction that people should share more equally in the material and other benefits of society, it tends to see the existing capabilities of people as far more unequal than does the constrained vision. [pg. 146]
So, inequality in intellectual and moral capabilities is a given, but inequality in results is something to be remedied (presumably by those with appropriate intellectual and moral capabilities).