My class sang and performed a dance to this song in second grade, back in 1987-88. I hadn't heard it again until recently. It brings back happy memories and I think it's a sweet, solid song in general.
The song, by Greg & Steve, celebrates diversity: "It takes all kinds of people / To make the world go round... So you be you, and I'll be me / That's the way we were meant to be... The world is a mixing cup / Just look what happens when you stir it up."
Looking back, I'm pretty surprised it flew in my south Louisiana school. Granted, we were very diverse and I remember my teacher, Mrs. Chiquelin, teaching me a lot about the world. Still, I'm pretty sure I could have written these lyrics as a column in college and been castigated for being a self-hating white person, like I was that one time.
But like the song says, it takes all kinds of people. You be you. And I'll be me.
Thank you, Mrs. Chiquelin.