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Afro-Descendant is a shortened term to refer to a person of African descent. It refers to a person who is of African descent, but not born or living in an African nation. The term is commonly used for a descendant of an ancestor brought to the Western Hemisphere in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

The term is used by the United Nations in the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action to refer to "... a specific victim group who continue to suffer racial discrimination as the historic legacy of the transatlantic slave trade."[1][2] Throughout United Nations literature and documents it is used to refer to people of African descent, who are descendants of African slaves and have to a large extent lost their human rights.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

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