but I guess the media doesnt count because they do it to other races also.
Exactly and this is how it should be. The moment you cannot make fun of a minority there are serious problems. That people do not make fun of black people isn't a sign that the relation between races is better but that it is much more strained.
People make fun of computer scientists,
people make fun of gamers,
people make fun of indians,
people make fun of white people, hippies, yuppies, asians ...
etc. pp. As long as it is done in a good-natured way this is completely normal and I have no problem with it.
PS: Its understandable that blacks are a sensitive subject in the USA because of its history, similar, even more rigid rules of good taste apply for jews in Germany.