It is a term coined by Yvette Carnell and Lawyer Antonio Moore, it is an acronym for "American Descendants Of Slavery". It describes the people whose ancestors were slaves in the USA before the Civil War.
MLK, whose ancestors were slaves, is the most prominent ADOS in history.
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As a descendant of over 400 years of slavery in the United States, Jim Crow and the civil rights I am an #ADOS
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The police have a very bad reputation dealing with ADOS.
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That one kid that you know that you try to talk to but all your conversations just end up like this
"Hey whats up?"
"Nothing"
"Did you watch the superbowl?"
"Yea it was Oooo look a bird! I haven't seen one of thoes for like five minutes!"
That guy has ADOS.

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Short hand for American Decendents Of Slaves. Generally a way for some American blacks to differentiate themselves from black immigrants to the United States. One could be all or part ADOS.
Olu: Where you from?

Terrance: I'm from Detroit bro

Olu: No, I mean like where your family from?

Terrance: Detroit bro. Extended family from the south, I'm ADOS.
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Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny

A person who has suck a high degree of ADD or ADHD that they are distracted by the most meaningless of objects
John: So then she told me that it was over and that she doesn't want to see me any more
Tim: Oh man, I'm sorry to hear abou... oh look a penny
Jim: Wow dude, you have total ADOS
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