Over the past two decades the idea of ‘race-ethnicity’ in context, that is, related to other factors including gender and class, has entered the realm of mainstream thinking. Most notably, the notion of intersectionality has been embraced to facilitate thinking beyond race only. The presentation takes another direction, exploring cultural cloning as a comprehensive and complex approach to the problem of social exclusion and structural inequality. For the purpose of this talk I apply cultural cloning to the context of Higher Education and ask: what can we learn in terms of creating alternatives?