They really tackled a lot.
1. In The Cheetah Girls, when the girls made fun of Dorinda for wearing the same outfits and never inviting them to her house, only to find out that she was secretly growing up in a foster home and doesn’t know anything about where she came from.
2. In A.N.T. Farm, when China travels back in time to the ’30s and isn’t allowed to sit down at a music club because she’s Black.
3. In Girl Meets World, when Farkle found out that members of his birth family died during the Holocaust and his great-grandfather was adopted into the Minkus family.
4. In The Famous Jett Jackson, when Riley found out her sister had bulimia.
5. In Tiger Cruise, when Maddie and the rest of the military families learned of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and their naval ship went into high alert.
6. In Sister, Sister, when Tamera was tricked on the internet into visiting a “photographer’s” house and he tried to get her to wear a bikini so he could take photos of her.
7. In That’s So Raven, when Raven’s body was photoshopped in a magazine to make her look super thin.
8. In Austin & Ally, when Trish was being cyberbullied because of how she looked.
9. In Tru Confessions, when Eddie, who was neurodivergent, got separated from his sister, Tru, and he panicked trying to find her while unintentionally causing a commotion at the library.
10. In The Proud Family, when Penny lived with a Muslim family for a few days and came home to find their house had been vandalized with the words “Go back to your country.”
11. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn felt like he didn’t matter and that no one else cared about him, so he joined a cult.
12. In So Weird, when Fi tries to help a young girl in a chatroom find her way home, but finds out the girl has actually been trapped inside a decade-long coma.
13. In Smart Guy, when Yvette worked for a racist store manager who would follow Black people around the store and accuse them of shoplifting.
14. In The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, when London was told she wasn’t thin enough and started starving herself, while Maddie was told she was too thin and started binge-eating.
15. In Smart Guy, when T.J. and his friend bought a bootleg video game from a stranger online, and the stranger tried to get them to take off their clothes in his basement.
16. In Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas, when Teddy and Amy learn their luggage was stolen by a girl who ran away from home, was stranded, and starving.
17. In That’s So Raven, when a racist store manager wouldn’t hire Raven because she was Black.
18. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn started drinking without realizing alcoholism runs in his family and he shoved his girlfriend, Angela, into a door.
19. Finally, in The Color of Friendship, when Mahree — who was from apartheid South Africa — couldn’t understand how she was contributing to racism.
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