Afrophobia is a term used to refer to a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards black people or people of African Descent around the world. Definitions refer to irrational fear, with the implication of antipathy, contempt and aversion. The term "afrophobia" is observable in as discrimination and racist violence on the basis of a persons skin colour, ethnic origin, and nationality. Afrophobia is like homophobia or Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination grounds in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.  Afrophobia can also intersect with other grounds such as sex, homophobia, islamophobia, and disability creating cases of multiple discrimination grounds. A person who displays afrophobia or is thought to do so is described as being afrophobic and labeled as an afrophobe.

There is also afrofobic hate crimes through afrophobic verbal abuse, degrading language, physical violence against black people.