I suppose posing it as a question was a bit misleading, because I'm just going to be straightforward and say that the answer is, "no, no we're not." (But you can answer the question if you want, anwyay).I've seen assertions in several places on Newsvine implicating everyone in racism. This theory is ridiculous by itself, but on Newsvine it appears in a more ludicrous form: without examples, anecdotes, or research to go along with it. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the attempt at philosophical conjecture about the nature of race in America, but the statement is just slightly misguided.
First, racism is the withholding of resources from a group because of their ethnicity. That is, racism requires acting from a position of power in addition to holding a negative label. Keep in mind, though, the term "resources" doesn't simply apply to forms of capitol (racism is not limited to economic deprivation), but also to things such as civil liberties and educational opportunity that we use to pursue and maintain our well being.
That being said, it follows that one must have power to be racist. In order for one to deny resources, one must control them, or at least have access to a method to impede them. So in order for everyone to be a little racist, everyone must have access to this. I suppose with enough effort, anyone may gain access to a way to disrupt the flow of resources to other races, but for some reason I find that improbable. There are too many unemployed and in poverty for everyone to have access to the power required to deny resources to other ethnicities.
On the other end of the equation it holds that for everyone to be a little racist means that every person with resources must deny them to others based solely on ethnicity. This is just as unreasonable to imagine as the idea of everyone being able to withhold resources on the basis on ethnicity. No one can say with any accuracy that every businessman, congressman, principal (, etc. The list goes on) has abused their power to prevent certain ethnicities from accessing what they have to offer.
Now, I'm not intending to downplay the racism that does go on, nor the severity of it. In fact, if any statement were made to undermine the problem of racism, it would be the very statement that this article is correcting, that makes racism seem as though it's a common trait of humanity. It may seem that my argument intends to also show the isolation of racism by arguing that racism isn't used by as many people as we often claim. However, the amount of racists doesn't necessarily reflect the power of the racism itself. Sure, slavery, for example, required a wide racist community to exist, but for the most part the severity of racism depends on the position of the person being racist (though this doesn't absolve those in not-powerful positions from the stigma of racist). A block of shop owners not serving African-Americans is bad, sure, but worse is a single governor pushing racist legislation.
A more accurate statement, perhaps, is that we all have prejudices. We all have preconceived ideas about people (that extend beyond race to class and gender, as well), that are the results of such things as stereotypes. Some people act on these ideas in minor ways (for example, a woman clutching her handbag when she spots an African-American youth), but these actions are not racist. An even better statement would be that our societal order is racist, that even if we were to purge citizens of society of their racist tendencies, our current structure (left untouched) would still have us go through the motions of creating racial divisions.